Videos tagged with "museum"

Vorontsov Palace [08:18]
Vorontsov Palace belonged to one of the wealthiest families of Russia's 19th-century. The grandiose building took 18 years to construct, and was designed by Englishman Edward Blore as a blend of styles with Gothic exteriors harmonically neighboring Moorish elements. Construction began in 1830, and in the summer of 1848 the place was completed with the addition of three pairs of white marble Medici lions. They were installed alongside the central staircase leading up to the palace. For three generations, the Vorontsov Palace belonged to the Vorontsov family. After the October Revolution, in 1921, the palace was nationalized after which it was converted into a museum. In 1927, the palace's Shuvalov wing housed a sanatorium. During the war, it was Field Marshal Erich von Manstein's personal headquarters. During the Yalta Conference, Winston Churchill and his British delegation were given temporary residence within the Vorontsov Palace. For several years after the war, the palace was used as a summer residence for the Soviet secret police; and later as a trade sanatorium. In 1956, the palace was once again reinstated as a museum.

Saint Sophia Cathedral [03:42]
The foundations were laid in 1037; the cathedral took two decades to complete. After the pillaging of Kiev in 1169, followed by Mongolian Tatars in 1240, the cathedral fell into disrepair. Repair started in 1633 and continued until 1767. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, and during the Soviet antireligious campaign of the 1920s, the government plan called for the cathedral's destruction. The cathedral was saved from destruction; however, in 1934, Soviet authorities confiscated the structure from the church, including the surrounding 17th-18th century architectural complex and designated it as an architectural and historical museum. On 21 August 2007, the Saint Sophia Cathedral was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

Odessa - the pearl by the sea [00:33]
Odessa - legendary city of the former Soviet Union. City of romance, art, humor, poems, theaters and museums. Odessa is a very special city - city with its own very special culture.

Livadia Palace (Crimeea, September 2012) [04:39]
Short filming i made while in a tour through Crimea in September 2012 This is former Livadia Palace, a summer retreat for the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II. The Yalta Conference was held there in 1945, when the palace housed the apartments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and other members of the American delegation. Today the palace houses a museum, but it is sometimes used by the Ukrainian authorities for international summits. The song is by the instrumental duo called 2002 - River of Stars

Copy of Kiev Dougie Baird`s visit to the the capital of Ukraine [01:13]
Kiev is the proud capital of the Ukraine. Filled with theatres, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the centre of Ukrainian culture. The Monastery of the Caves, founded in 1015, and Saint Sophia Cathedral, founded in 1037, are both World Heritage Sites. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War, topped by the massive Motherland Statue, provides gorgeous views of the city below.

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