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Livadia Palace

Tsar Alexander II commissioned Swiss architect Ippolito Monighetti to build Livadia Palace from 1862 to 1866 as a present for his wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Tsar Alexander III and Empress Maria Fyodorovna celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at Livadia in 1891.

When the health of Tsar Alexander III began to deteriorate in autumn 1894, the imperial family moved to Livadia, where the tsar died on 20 October/1 November 1894. The palace hosted the Yalta Conference during the Second World War and is now a museum.

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