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Palace of Peter II

The construction of this palace started in 1727, year of Peter II's accession to the throne at age 12. A year later the Russian capital was transferred from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. The Emperor died in 1730 and therefore the work stopped. Under the supervision of architect I. Borkhard the work resumed in 1750 and was completed in 1761. Just like the nearby Menshikov palace, the Palace of Peter II was also appointed to the Cadet Corps. In 1867, the building welcomed the Imperial Institute of History and Philology. After the Bolshevik Revolution, it became the Faculty of Philology of Leningrad’s State University. Today the palace is still the home of this faculty.
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