Russian culture

Kichkine Palace

Kichkine Palace on the southern coast of Crimea in Yalta

Kichkine Palace on the southern coast of Crimea in Yalta

Many have heard about the famous small palace, erected back in 1913. This magnificent landmark belonged to the Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich Romanov. He was the grandson of Nicholas the First. The palace itself is located on the southern coast of Crimea on a cape, the so-called Ay-Todor. It is worth noting that the prince’s estate is only eight kilometers from Yalta. The prince himself spends time here with his loved ones.

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Vorontsovsky Park in Crimea

Upper Vorontsovsky Park in Alupka

Upper Vorontsovsky Park in Crimea, Alupka

Many people visit the small town of Alupka on the southern coast of Crimea just to see the Vorontsovsky Park in Crimea located here. This is not surprising, because it is a real work of art.

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Kara Dag Mountain in Crimea

Kara Dag Mountain in Crimea

Kara Dag Mountain in Crimea is located on the eastern coast of Crimea. This is a volcanic massif, on the territory of which the consequences of the eruption process have been preserved. It is a unique geological complex. In the Jurassic period, this region of Crimea was the center of volcanic activity. Land masses have undergone various changes. As a result of a powerful split, part of the land was torn off and went to sea.
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Elizabeth’s jewels

Elizabeth's jewels

The Empress Elizabeth Petrovna was very fond of jewelry and was always happy with new jewelry. Especially beautiful is her collection of unique handmade jewelry boxes. And her wardrobe consisted of many dresses, embroidered with gold and silver. After her death, more than 15 thousand variants of luxurious outfits were found in the wardrobe. Elizabeth’s jewels

Elizabeth’s jewels were truly royal jewelry, complemented by the queen’s dresses of the 18th century, embroidered with gold and silver. The Hermitage still retains some of the luxury that adorned the neck and ears of the Russian Empress from the Romanov dynasty — Elizabeth Petrovna. She was the youngest daughter of Peter I and Catherine I. And it was she who led the country during two major conflicts — the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years ‘ Battle.

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Emeralds of Russian Princess Maria Pavlovna

Emeralds of Russian Princess

Russian Princess Maria Pavlovna. The emeralds from the suit (in the lower part of the cocoanut and in the form of pendants on the chest) subsequently began their long journey across the United States

Emeralds of Russian Princess Maria Pavlovna. The famous emerald half-pair Elizabeth Taylor from Bvlgari is often called the “Set of the Russian Princess Maria Pavlovna”. But there are reasons for this. Some believe that this name is used simply for convenience, as the precious set given to Elizabeth by Richard Burton is very similar to the historical jewelry of the Russian aristocracy. Others believe that the name of the semi-parure should be taken literally, since in part these decorations are really connected with the heritage of the Romanovs. And that’s why.

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Ilya Palkin Jewelry Studio

Ilya Palkin Jewelry Studio

Medallion Cat. Silver, hot enamel, leather cord. Ilya Palkin’s workshop in Kostroma.

Ilya Palkin Jewelry Studio. Jewelery craft in the Kostroma land was started at the beginning of the second millennium. One of the successors of local jewelery traditions were the masters of the Ilya Palkin Jewelery Studio.

The founder of the studio Ilya Palkin and his wife Vera created a unique style based on the motives of Russian folk art.

The masters’ creations are based on elements of embroidery, Russian painting, woodcarving, and even African tattoos. By studying traditional Russian forms, ornaments, subjects, the authors give them a new sound.

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Valery Murushkin jeweler

Garnet pendant, gold. Valery Murushkin

Biography and information

Graduated from MVHPU them. S.G. Stroganov in 1980, the department of training masters in the specialty “Artistic metal processing” with the praise of the State Qualification Commission.

After graduating from the Stroganov Moscow Art School, he worked at the Avangard plant in the department of development of consumer goods, has copyright certificates.

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