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Dmitry Medvedev in newly restored Tsarskoye Selo

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited on Tuesday the suburb of St. Petersburg, Pushkin, that celebrated its 300th anniversary after being freshly restored.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited on Tuesday the suburb of St. Petersburg, Pushkin, that celebrated its 300th anniversary after being freshly restored. The president was satisfied with the results of restoration.

© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev visited on Tuesday the suburb of St. Petersburg, Pushkin, that celebrated its 300th anniversary after being freshly restored. The president was satisfied with the results of restoration. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St.Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited on Tuesday the suburb of St. Petersburg, Pushkin, that celebrated its 300th anniversary after being freshly restored. The president was satisfied with the results of restoration. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St.Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe first spot the Russian leader visited was the refurbished Catherine Palace in the center of town.
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The first spot the Russian leader visited was the refurbished Catherine Palace in the center of town.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe cathedral was built in the 1930s and in 1939 was blown up and replaced with a monument to Vladimir Lenin. The initiation to rebuild the cathedral was taken in 2007, and on June 27, 2010, the building was completed.
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The cathedral was built in the 1930s and in 1939 was blown up and replaced with a monument to Vladimir Lenin. The initiation to rebuild the cathedral was taken in 2007, and on June 27, 2010, the building was completed.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankAlexander Palace has become another returned treasure. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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Alexander Palace has become another returned treasure. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankCatherine the Great had the palace built for her son, the future emperor Alexander I. The palace was closed to the public for a long time because the Russian Defense Ministry owned the building. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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Catherine the Great had the palace built for her son, the future emperor Alexander I. The palace was closed to the public for a long time because the Russian Defense Ministry owned the building. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankMedvedev said he had never visited this palace before.
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Medvedev said he had never visited this palace before.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bank“I am delighted by the speed and the quality of the restoration as well as the restorers’ work,” Medvedev wrote in the guestbook.
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“I am delighted by the speed and the quality of the restoration as well as the restorers’ work,” Medvedev wrote in the guestbook.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe last spot on the president’s Pushkin tour was the Hermitage Pavilion. It was built in the mid-18th century, and according to the “fashion” then, it was equipped with tricky mechanisms used by servants to serve meals. These mechanisms have also been restored.
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The last spot on the president’s Pushkin tour was the Hermitage Pavilion. It was built in the mid-18th century, and according to the “fashion” then, it was equipped with tricky mechanisms used by servants to serve meals. These mechanisms have also been restored.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe large-scale restoration and reconstruction of the town’s infrastructure were made in Pushkin under a presidential decree on celebrating Pushkin’s 300th anniversary. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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The large-scale restoration and reconstruction of the town’s infrastructure were made in Pushkin under a presidential decree on celebrating Pushkin’s 300th anniversary. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bank“I am sure that those who come will see the difference and feel how the city has changed for the better,” the president said, adding he hoped the living conditions in the town had also improved. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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“I am sure that those who come will see the difference and feel how the city has changed for the better,” the president said, adding he hoped the living conditions in the town had also improved. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko and the head of the Tsarskoye Selo Museum, Olga Taratynova.
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