The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. It was founded in 1754 by Catherine the Great, have about 3 millions exhibits from the the Stone Age to the XX century and the largest collection of paintings in the world. The main part of exposition occupy 5 buildings, including Winter Palace. During World War II more than 2 millions of items were evacuate to the east to Siberia. After the Victory all items were placed back to Hermitage, none of items was lost.
The Yusupov palace belonged to the House of Yusupov, a Russian noble family descended from the monarchs of the Nogai Horde. Yusupov family was more wealthy than Tsar's family and had more than 50 palaces across Russian Empire. The Yusupov Palace is famous because it was the site of Grigori Rasputin's murder in the early morning of December 17, 1916. The assassination was made by a group which included Prince Felix Yusupov and MI6 agent Oswald Rayner. Grigori Rasputin had strong influence on Tsar family and could stop the World War I, what was not in the interests of Great Britain. There is special exposition inside the palace which dedicated to the assassination of Rasputin.
10:30 AM Pick-up at hotel
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Excursion in Hermitage
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Excursion in Yusupov Palace
Everyday except Monday
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