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    Imperial MHQ.

    by Oleg_D. Written Aug 18, 2016

    Imperial Head Quarters Building was built by architect Carlo Rossi in 1820-1830 during the reign of Emperor Nicholas I. It situated in front of Imperial Winter Palace. Before 1917 here were billeted Ministry of Finance, Ministry of foreign Affairs and MHQ of Russian Imperial Army. Today West wing of the building belongs to the Armed Forces of Russian Federation and Eastern one belong to the State Hermitage. In the Eastern wing you are going to find Museum of Russian Imperial Life Guard, exhibition of French Fine Arts of XIX-XX century. Combined ticket to Hermitage is valid here or you can by separate ticket. Entrance is on the left hand side from the Triumphal Arch.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg
    + 7 812 710-90-79
    https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

    Directions: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Website: http://+ 7 812 710-90-79

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    Imperial MHQ. Interiors

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 26, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. You are going to find here splendid interiors of first half of XIX century. In Russian Empire such interiors were very popular and got the name Empire because they were introduced by Napoleon I the Emperor of French. Here you cans see mirror centerpieces with table decorations made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire in Paris during first quarter of XIX century.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg
    + 7 812 710-90-79
    https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

    Directions: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. Art of XX century

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 26, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. Visit to hermitage will take at least one full day. To visit exhibitions and museums of Main Head Quarter situated on other side of Palace Square you will need at least three hours for rapid observation. So, if you are the admirer of French impressionists then you have to visit MHQ because of French and European Art of second part of XIX and XX century was transferred here from main building of the State Hermitage.
    Speaking honestly I don’t like majority of canvas painted in XX century. Ninety percent of masterpieces created in XX century don’t touch the strings of my soul. Here in MHQ I like the Charles Hoffbauer’s “In London” painted in 1907. Here you can see bright and accurate example of rotten capitalism. Then I look on all others pictures I attached here I start thinking I painted better during my days in kindergarten and school. The only difference was, nobody paid heaps of money for my masterpieces and my mom hasn’t saved them until better times. Well, if people like such art then it deserves to exist.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg
    + 7 812 710-90-79
    https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

    Directions: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. Impressionists

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 25, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. Visit to hermitage will take at least one full day. To visit exhibitions and museums of Main Head Quarter situated on other side of Palace Square you will need at least three hours for rapid observation. So, if you are the admirer of French impressionists then you have to visit MHQ because of French and European Art of second part of XIX and XX century was transferred here from main building of the State Hermitage. I’m even not going to write the names of these canvas because they are too famous to be advertised.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg
    + 7 812 710-90-79
    https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

    Directions: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. French fine arts of XIX century represented here by many portraits accomplished by French painters. The most noticeable is the portrait of Russian General Piotr Chicherin (1778-1748) painted by Robert Lefevre in 1814 when Russian Army defeated Napoleon and entered Paris. Chicherin started his military service in 1786 at the age of eight in Life Guard Preobrazhensky regiment. Next year he was redeployed to Life Guard Horse Regiment. In 1803 he was already colonel. In 1805 he took part in the Battle of Austerlitz. Although Russo-Austrian Army was defeated by Napoleon, Life Guard Horse Regiment captured French regimental eagle. During the next campaign he took part at the battles of Hejlsberg and Friedland when Russia and Prussia fought against France. In 1809 he was appointed Commander of Life Guard Dragoon Regiment. During the war of 1812 he fought with his regiment at the battles of Vilkomir, Vitebsk, Smolensk and Borodino. During foreign campaign of 1813-1814 Chicherin took part in the battles of Lutzen, Bautzen, Kulm, Leipzig and Fere-Champenoise. Borodino was the bloodiest battle of XIX century and Leipzig involved the biggest armies before WW I. After Napoleonic wars Chicherin was promoted General and appointed Commander of Life Guard Light Cavalry Brigade. In 1826 he was appointed commander of 1st Life Guard Light Cavalry Division. He took part in Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829 and in 1831 in Pacification of Polish Insurrection. In 1834 he was promoted General of Cavalry. So, you can see the portrait of typical Russian Officer of first half of XIX century painted by French painter in Paris. Also you are going to see many portraits of French aristocracy accomplished by the great masters of French fine arts.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 22, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage and suggest to our attention permanent exhibition of French art of XIX century. Among masterpieces of that epoch you are going to find the canvas of Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904). He was extremely popular painter in XIX century and the same time he was given nickname “The Academician of Academia”. He was working in different genres, here in MHQ you are going to see his famous “The Duel after Masquerade” painted in 1857. Sounds unusual, but there are three copies of “The Duel after Masquerade” painted by Gerome. First one was bought by American collector William Thompson Walters and now you can see it in Walters Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Second was bought by the Emperor Alexander III of Russian Empire, Czar of Poland and Great Duke of Finland and third copy was bought by Ali Pasha of Egypt. Here you can see the consequences of the quarrel between so-called “golden youth” of so-called Second Empire of Napoleon III. Here you see gloomy, winter morning in the forest of Boulogne, dueler dressed as Pierrot is mortally wounded and dying. His second in costume of Duc de Guise is in desperation and cannot believe such disaster happened. Doctor in costume of Domino examines dying Pierrot. The winner dressed as North American Indian is leaving the scene. His second supports him. It seems both duelers were the friends who started the duel without any good reason and nobody thought it would turn into such tragedy. Winner is crooked and probably weeping because such victory stunned him and he is not glad at all. So, this painting gives good lesson to wise observer.
    Another painting of Gerome is in the light genre. This is “Pool in a harem” painted in 1875.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 22, 2016

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    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage and among many masterpieces of French Art of XIX century it suggests to your attention several works of Ferdinand Roybet (1840-19120). You are going to see his painting “Page with dogs” painted in 1870. Here you see how Cacadu Parrot defends his grapes and fruits from the dogs. Another Roybet’s painting in this collection is “Odalisque” painted in 1880.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 21, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. Here you are going to find wonderful canvas of Francois Flameng (1856-1823) and especially interesting is his painting “The bathing of court Ladies in the XVIII century”. He painted this painting in 1888. This artwork was bough by Alexander III the Emperor of Russian Empire, Czar of Poland and Great Duke of Finland.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 21, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. Here you are going to find wonderful canvas of Francois Flameng (1856-1823) dedicated to life of Napoleon Bonaparte better known as Napoleon I the Emperor of French. Here I’m going to draw your attention to couple excellent paintings, such as “Napoleon I and his son King of Rome in Saint Cloud in 1811” painted in 1896. Here we can see that Napoleon being the Great Ogre, the same rime was loving father. Second one is “Reception at Malmaison in 1802” painted in 1894. Here we can see young Napoleon chasing woman as young macho, his court is no splendid yet and he is mostly among his friend. Both these canvas are from the collection belonged to the last Emperor of Russian Empire, Czar of Poland and Great Duke of Finland Nicholas II (1868-1918).
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Imperial MHQ. French Art of XIX century

    by Oleg_D. Written May 21, 2016

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. Here you are going to find wonderful canvas of Francois Flameng (1856-1823) dedicated to life of Napoleon Bonaparte better known as Napoleon I the Emperor of French. Here I’m going to draw your attention to couple excellent paintings, such as “Hunting in the forest of the Fontainebleau in 1807” painted in 1898. Here we can see Napoleon as the Great Ogre, the man who put Europe in great disaster and caused death of millions people in different countries. Second one is “Reception at Compiegne in 1810” painted in 1894. Here we can see splendid court of first empire and that even yesterday’s revolutionaries always try to create their own hierarchy and new aristocracy. Both these canvas are from the collection belonged to the last Emperor of Russian Empire, Czar of Poland and Great Duke of Finland Nicholas II (1868-1918).
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Life Guard Museum.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 12, 2016

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    After the restoration of Imperial Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard. Before the restoration, Museum of Life Guard suggested to your attention huge collection of Russian Life Guard uniforms on period from 1801 till 1917. After restoration they have only one hall with the Russian Imperial Life Guard uniforms of XVIII century. New permanent museum supposed to be organized in the building of former Stock Exchange. All other hall of Imperial HQ are foiled with exhibition of interiors and French Art of XIX century. Imperial HQ is the famous building with arch and Roman chariot over it in front of Imperial Winter Palace now the State Hermitage. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Life Guard Museum. Guards Cavalry

    by Oleg_D. Written May 12, 2016

    This showcase represents uniforms of Russian Imperial Guards Cavalry of XVIII century. On the left you see dolman of trooper of Life Guard Hussar Regiment. Such uniform Russian Life Guard Hussars were during the reign of Emperor Paul I in 1796-1801. Here you can see Hussars saber and sabretache of Life Guard Hussars. On the right you can see the vice uniform of the Officer of Life Guard Horse Regiment. On the left side of this frock coat you see the cross of Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also known as the Order of Hospitallers of Maltese Order. Russian Emperor Paul I was the Grand Master of Hospitallers and Maltese cross was in Russian Imperial coat of arms during his rule. Here you can also see the sword of Life Guard Chevalier Guard Regiment and cavalry pistol.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Life Guard Museum. L.G. Izmaylovsky Rgt.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 11, 2016

    This showcase represents uniforms of Company Officers of Life Guard Izmaylovsky Regiment. This regiment was founded in 1730 by Empress Anna I as counterweight to old regiments of imperial guard such as Life Guard Preobrazhensky and Life Guard Semionovsky. So, Izmaylovsky was third among Russian Life Guard infantry regiments and took part in all wars starting from Russo-Turkish war of 1735-1739 till WW I. Traditionally Preobrazhensky Regiment had red collars, Semionovsky blue and Izmaylovsky green ones. On the left you see Officer’s uniform. It was sewn in 1780s otherwise during the time of Empress Catherine II when this regiment took part in Russo-Turkish War of 1787-1791 and Russo-Swedish War of 1788-1790. Below you see the Grenadier’s hat of Life Guard regiments made in 1760s.
    On the right is Officer’s uniform of Life Guard Izmaylovsky Regiment from the times of Emperor Paul I (1796-1801). It was the time of glorious victories of Russian Army under Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov in Italian and Swiss campaigns against French in 1798-1799. Here you also see the hat belonged to Officer of Grenadier Company of Life Guard Izmaylovsky Regiment. Officer’s swords and sabers are in this showcase too.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Life Guard Museum. More uniforms

    by Oleg_D. Written May 11, 2016

    In this showcase you can see uniform of Company Officer of Life Guard Izmaylovsky Regiment. This regiment was founded in 1730 by Empress Anna I as counterweight to old regiments of imperial guard such as Life Guard Preobrazhensky and Life Guard Semionovsky. So, Izmaylovsky was third among Russian Life Guard infantry regiments and took part in all wars starting from Russo-Turkish war of 1735-1739 till WW I. Traditionally Preobrazhensky Regiment had red collars, Semionovsky blue and Izmaylovsky green ones. This uniform was sewn in 1750s and that means it saw the Seven Years War of 1756-1763. During this war, supporting allied Austria (Holly Roman Empire), France and Saxony, Russian troops captured Berlin first time and had glorious victories in the Battles of Gross Jagersdorf, Zorndorf and Kunersdorf defeating Prussian army. Prussian fortress of Kolberg was besieged and captured by Russian troops during late stage of the war. Near, on the right you can see the frock coat of Life Guard Horse Regiment for the Child. It belonged to Duke N. B. Yusupov (1750-1831) and was made in 1750s. Life Guard Horse Regiment was founded in 1721 and belonged to 1st Cuirassier Brigade of Life Guard Heavy Cavalry. Here you also can see the hat belonged to NCO of grenadier companies of life guard regiments in 1727-1761. Here also represented Officer’s musket with ramrod and bayonet produced by Sestroretsk factory in 1761. Below you can see the broadsword of Life-Company 1741-1761. You can also see here Officer’s parade sword and sword of Life Guard Horse Regiment, both produced in Tula and were used in 1741-1761. You can also see the cartridge box of Guards infantry (above) and Grenadier Officer’s poach (below) from the period of 1741-1761 or from times of Empress Elisabeth I.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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    Life Guard Museum. Uniform Dress of Catherine II

    by Oleg_D. Written May 10, 2016

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    After the restoration of Imperial Headquarters or General Staff building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard. Before the restoration, museum suggested to your attention huge collection of Russian Life Guard uniforms on period from 1801 till 1917. After restoration they have only one hall with the Russian Imperial Life Guard uniforms of XVIII century. New permanent museum supposed to be organized in the building of former Stock Exchange.
    Here you are going to see the uniform dress of Life Guard Horse Regiment belonged to Empress Catherine II of Russia, also known as Catherine the Great. She was honorary chief of Life Guard Horse regiment and it was the reason why she had such special regimental uniform dress. Since Russian Empress was the Chief of many Guards and Army units she had many regimental uniform dresses. Some of them survived till nowadays and we can see them in several museums. This one was sewn in 1775.
    Museum works from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 18:00 hours, on Wednesday from 10:30 t0 21:00 hours. Museum closed on Mondays.
    Admission is 300 Rubles (4 Euros). Combined ticket to visit all palaces and exhibitions of the State hermitage is 600 Rubles (8 Euros). On first Thursday of every month admission is free for all visitors.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo and video without flash light and tripod if they bought photo permission (300 Rubles or 4 Euros).

    Address: Palace Square 8, Saint Petersburg

    Phone: + 7 812 710-90-79

    Website: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B60/?lng=en

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