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Pavlovsk Park (Saint Petersburg)

The Russian name of this park and palace complex conceals its Imperial origins. It was built on the orders of the eldest son of Empress Catherine II ('the Great') whose Russian name was Pavel – in English, we often call him 'Paul'. So the name 'Pavlovsk Palace' means 'Paul's Palace in Russian – as every visitor would have known. During our excursion we'll call him 'Paul', as most history books and ...

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