Pushkin - Catherine's Palace

Pushkin, now a St. Petersburg suburb, is the site of Catherine the Great's palace. Like the Peterhof, Peter the Great's little summer home, it was ravaged and pretty much destroyed by the Germans, and Pushkin was the site of horrific mass murders of Jewish and other citizens. The restorations which began shortly after the war have been nothing short of astounding and exhilerating, though the priceless Amber panels in Catherine's Palace have yet to be recovered.


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