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Mansion of Prince Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky

Prince Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky was colonel of the Hussars Life Guards Regiment and a famous bibliophile and bibliographer. House built by Auguste de Montferrand (1817–20) on Admiralty Square – later Admiralty Boulevard and Admiralty Prospekt (from 1874). Main facade onto the Admiralty was decorated with a Corinthian colonnade and figures of marble lions sculpted by Agostino Triscorni (Yevgeny saves himself from the flood on one of them in Alexander Pushkin’s poem The Bronze Horseman). Awarded to the Military Department and housed the Military Council and Ministry of War (second half of 19th century).

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