RUSSIA: The Doll & the Egg (or what happens if you don't look before you leap) December 30th 2019 There were 600 palaces in St Petersburg before the Russian Revolution but only members of the Russian Royal family lived in them.
The Tsars had heaps of children and it was only right that each had their own palace.
There were also 870 Aristocratic families in St Petersburg before the Russian Revolution. They were not Royals and did not live in palaces but lived in mansions.
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Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more