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Alexander Palace Interior Restoration

Dear friends

17 July 2018 will mark a hundred years since the tragic death of the last emperor of Russia and his family members.

Their favourite home was the Alexander Palace of Tsarskoye Selo. In the early twentieth century, the architectural masterpiece by Giacomo Quarenghi became the Russian statehood center after Nicholas II made it his permanent residence in 1905. From this palace the imperial family was sent into exile to meet their tragic end in Yekaterinburg.

Not wanting to neglect such a sad yet important anniversary, the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve would very much like to accomplish restoration of the Alexander Palace and open its renovated halls by the middle of 2018.

A large-scale restoration of the palace began three years ago. As of today, the cellars have been revamped. We had to close the palace for visiting from 1st September 2015 to start the most difficult works and then rebuild the historic interiors, such as the Tsar’s Old Study and Moorish Bathroom, Imperial Bedroom, Mauve Study and Palisander, Maple and Crimson Drawing Rooms.

The estimated cost of work totals over two billion rubles. The restoration is financed by the federal budget and the museum’s own funds. Unfortunately, that is not enough. 700 million rubles are yet required to complete works.

We are looking for supporters who treasure the history of Russia, of the House of Romanov and of the Imperial Residence of Tsarskoye Selo. Our hope is in all those not indifferent to the fate of Nicholas II, his family and their favourite home.

The cost of restoration for the said seven interiors is available below. Any financial support is invaluable to us, no matter if it’s only for built-in furniture, lighting fixtures, wall-lining fabrics or others. The names of our sponsors will be immortalized in the interiors restored from their donations.

We are looking forward to and will highly appreciate your support.

Yours sincerely,                                                                                  Click here for printable version

Olga V. Taratynova

Restoration of 7 interiors of Nicholas II and Alexandra’s Rooms in the Alexander Palace
Total cost – RUB 234,870,000.00

Nicholas II’s Old Study

Moorish Bathroom

Imperial Bedroom

Lilac (Mauve) Study

Palisander Drawing Room

Maple Drawing Room

Crimson Drawing Room

RUB 23,500,000.00

RUB 22,900,000.00

RUB 38,700,000.00

RUB 42,100,000.00

RUB 35,200,000.00

RUB 42,370,000.00

RUB 30,100,000.00

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot receive checks and money orders, sorry.
Donations above USD 50,000 require a donation agreement.
For details or more information please contact us at

For donations below USD 50,000 please use the following banking details:

If you donate in USD                                                                        

 Bank transfer purpose
 Alexander Palace Interior Restoration
 Beneficiary  The State Museum-Preserve "Tsarskoye Selo"
 Account number  40501840368000000004
 Beneficiary bank  JSC VTB BANK, OPERU BRANCH
 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Street, St Petersburg, Russia
 SWIFT code
Correspondent bank   CITIBANK N.A.
Account number   36208997

If you donate in EUR                                                                        

 Bank transfer purpose
 Alexander Palace Interior Restoration
 Beneficiary  The State Museum-Preserve "Tsarskoye Selo"
 Account number  40501978968000000004
 Beneficiary bank  VTB Bank (PJSC)
 Moscow,  43 Vorontsovskaya St., Building 1
 Account number
Correspondent bank   VTB Bank (Europe) SE, Frankfurt am Main
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