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

search on the map
Russian caricature  David Satter  Krasnodar region  Russian naval forces  Russian Music Instruments   Russian business  Lipetsk   dance  Sochi Olympics  Ecotourism  Ballad of a Soldier  Russian tourism  Omsk  Archeology  Football  Caricatures  Zenit St. Petersburg  taxation system   Censorship  Recycling  Russian Literature  Adygea  All-Russian Folk Arts and Crafts Museum  Fabio Capello  Boksitogorsk  St. Petersburg  Star Town Museum  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Festivals in Moscow  Tula  Russian Cinema  Flying Saucer  Exhibitions in Moscow  Bashkortostan Republic  Smolensk  Russian children  Arboretum  space  Fires  Russian hockey  Russian tourist destinations  Moscow  Russian oil companies  NATO  Jan Tsionglinsky  society  Goga Nikabadze  accommodation in Moscow  Andrey Konchalovsky  thermonuclear fusion 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites