Tsarskoe Selo 300th Anniversary
Let the Celebrations Begin!

Final preparations are made for the 300th Anniversary of Tsarskoe Selo
Video Duration: 2 minutes 43 seconds. Language: Russian. Source: 100 TB News

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Celebrations marking the 300th anniversary of Tsarskoe Selo begin today. The five-day celebration will be marked with many events, including a conference, parades, concernts, fireworks, and more!

The biggest draw, however, will be the series of restorations which have been carried out over the past six years in which millions of roubles have been invested to restore historic palaces and buildings in the former Tsar’s Village.

Several places of interest within the Catherine Park officially welcome visitors today, including the Concert Hall Pavilion, the Hermitage Pavilion, as well as the beautiful Chinese Bridges. All had been left in ruin or decay for years.

The Arabesque Hall in the Catherine Palace will welcome visitors as well. There are plans to restore a further 20 rooms of the palace.

The Alexander Palace will open three of the former State Rooms at a ceremony at 2:00 today.


St. Catherine Cathedral before it was demolished in 1939

The most brilliant restoration for the anniversary is the reconstruction of St. Catherine’s Cathedral. Finishing touches are being made before the consecration by His Holiness the Patriarch Kirill on 27th June.

Royal Russia News will be reporting on major events at Tsarskoe Selo over the next 5 days (including videos and photos), please check our news listings daily for updates.

Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia
23 June, 2010


Tsarskoe Selo 1710-2010
300th anniversary souvenir pin

Here is a list of events over the next 4 days marking this historic occasion;

June 23

10.00 – A solemn Te Deum in the Church of the Icon of the Sign of the Mother of God on Palace Street , 1.

11.00-14.00 – A conference The Tsar's Village in Russia's history with the participation of descendants of the Romanov dynasty, and Alexander Pushkin in the Catherine Palace.

14.00 - Rewarding those who made a significant contribution to rural development, the anniversary mark In memory of 300 years of the Tsar's village at the October boulevard , 24 .

14.00-16.00 - Opening of the three state rooms of the Alexander Palace - Palace Street, 2.

18.00 - Second Music Festival Tsarskoselsky in the Great Hall of Catherine's Palace.

June 24

11.00 - Opening of the *Palace of Marriages in the building of the Reserve palace on Sadovaya street , 22. (NOTE: the former palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna).

12.30 - Anniversary Exhibition Property of the nation in the Cameron Gallery in Catherine Park.

13.30 - Opening festivities - concert hall on the Pushkin Street , the arrival of the train Minor October Railway .

14.30 - March - parade of military units on Pushkin, Greenhouse , Garden Street, Leontief , Pushkin Street.

17.00 - Opening of the Hermitage Pavilion and the Hermitage groves in the Catherine Park.

18.00 - Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in the field of literature , art and architecture in the Catherine Park.

19.00-23.00 - Concert program .

June 25

12.00 - Opening of the exhibition On the Threshold Lyceum , Lyceum presentation of the first volume of the encyclopedia The Tsar Emperor 's Lyceum , Sadovaya street , 2.

14.00 - Festival partner cities Tsarskoe Selo in Fyodorovsky town .

15.00 - Interactive street festival and carnival for children and adults Petrushka World in Tsarskoe Selo, with the participation of the Puppet Theatre of Russia and foreign countries - Magazeynaya street , 42.

June 26

14.00 - International Tsarskoselsky carnival .

16.00 - Assembly carnival cities Carnaval gathers friends in the jubilee.

16.00 - 22.00 - Arts Festival "City of the muses "on Magazeynoy street , 42.

23.00 - Fireworks display.

June 27

10.00 - Ceremony of the consecration of the Cathedral of St. Catherine.

12.00 – Opening of the House of Youth Magazeynoy street , 42 .

13.00-16.00 - Sports concert event Friends and guests of Tsarskoe Selo , Leningradskaya street 83.

14.00 - Opening of the Pavilion Concert Hall in the Catherine Park.

15.00 - Theatrical festival of military history clubs Vivat Tsarskoe Selo! in Fyodorovsky town .