Add to favorite
17 February

Dates in History
1952—Hermitage Museum is opened for public
By the time of its opening the museum had already posssesed rich collections of ancient and medieval art,monuments of Asia,Europe and Russia. Nowadays the museum consists of six buildings,located along the bank of Neva.

1740—Curious wedding in the Ice House takes place.
Prince Golitsyn comes back from Italy with Italian wife and being converted into Catholicism, which irritates the Empress Anna Ioannovna greatly. She makes the prince her jester, dissolves his marriage, and makes him marry an ugly female jester. Specially for this occasion a real palace is made of ice: walls, doors, furniture, dishes, and even the marriage bed are made of ice. The newly-wed are put to bed, and sentries are put outside the house to guard the prince and his new wife so they dont escape before the morning.

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian Film Directors  Archeology  spacewalk  Architecture  Russian Songwriters  Leningrad Center  Turkey  Russian Museums   Rostov-on-Don  Frunzik Mkrtchyan  Konstantin Makovsky  Russian business  Russian Arts and Crafts  Neglinka  Arkady Rotenberg  Moscow traffic  Exhibitions in Saint Petersburg  Anna Kournikova  international cooperation  Street Art  London  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Ice Sculptures  Ural Federal University   social nets  Anastasiya Vertinskaya  Rostelecom   Arkhangelsk Region  Russian society  Ecopath   Russian Literature  Winzavod  Leningrad Region  Moscow  Space Exploration  Multimedia Art Museum  Painting  Russian Poetry  Russian Kremlins  Humanitarian Operations  Russian space agency  Russian Cinema  Moscow Theatres  Russian law  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  Russian history  Primorye  Astrakhan Oblast  Music Concerts 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites