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Irina Romanov, was the only daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, and the niece of Nicholas II, was born on 15th July, 1895. Greg King claims that she was "a shy and tongue-tied girl with deep blue eyes and dark hair" and was considered one of the most eligible women in Russia.

Irina married Prince Felix Yusupov on 22nd February, 1914, in Anichkov Palace. As Richard Cullen has pointed out: "The Yusupov family was allegedly the wealthiest in Russia... He was the sole surviving male heir to the Yusupov family's fortune. His elder brother by five years, Nikolai, had been killed in a duel some years previously." They spent their honeymoon in France, Egypt, Italy, England and Germany.

During the First World War the Yusupovs converted a wing of his Moika Palace into a hospital for wounded soldiers. As an only son Felix Yusupov was able to avoid joining the armed forces. He did enter the Cadet Corps and took an officer's training course, but had no intention of joining a regiment. His behaviour was criticised by other members of the Royal Court. Felix and Irina's only daughter, Princess Irina Felixovna Yussupova, was born on 21st March 1915.

Like many members of the Royal Court, Irini and her husband objected to the influence that Gregory Rasputin had over the Tsar and his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna. In 1916 rumours began to circulate that Alexandra and Rasputin were leaders of a pro-German court group and were seeking a separate peace with the Central Powers. Rasputin was also suspected of financial corruption and right-wing politicians believed that he was undermining the popularity of the regime.

In December, 1916, Felix Yusupov and Vladimir Purishkevich, the leader of the monarchists in the Duma, the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov, Dr. Stanislaus de Lazovert and Lieutenant Sergei Mikhailovich Sukhotin, an officer in the Preobrazhensky Regiment, developed a conspiracy to kill Grigory Rasputin.

After the Russian Revolution Irina and Felix Yusupov managed to escape to France and in 1920 they purchased a house on the Rue Gutenberg in Boulogne-sur-Seine. Later they moved to the United States. In 1927 Yusupov joined forces with Oswald Rayner to translate his book, Rasputin: His Malignant Influence and his Assassination, into English. In the book Yusupov boasted that he had killed Rasputin.

In 1932 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer brought out a film Rasputin and the Empress. In the film, the character, Prince Paul Chegodieff, was clearly based on Yusupov. He became very angry when Chedodieff's wife is shown being seduced by Rasputin. The Yusupovs sued MGM and in 1934, the Yusupovs were awarded £25,000 damages. The disclaimer which now appears at the end of every American film, "The preceding was a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual people or events is entirely coincidental" first appeared as a result of the legal precedent set by the Yusupov case.

In his memoirs, Lost Splendor, published in 1953, Felix Yusupov described in detail how he murdered Gregory Rasputin. This resulted in Rasputin's daughter Maria taking Yusupov to a Paris court for damages of $800,000. The French court ruled that it had no jurisdiction over a political killing that took place in Russia.

Felix Yusupov died aged 81 on 27th September 1967 and is buried in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery in Paris. Irin died three years later on 26th February 1970.

On this day: The Romanov family was executed

In July 1918, the Ekaterinburg Reds feared that the Czech army and White Russian forces were on their way to rescue the Tsar. So the decision was made to act. Yakov Yurovsky was a hardliner chosen by the local committee to take command of the exile. Guards known to have bonded with the family were removed. Yurovsky brought in new men to execute the prisoners.

Just after midnight the royals were roused from their sleep by the guards. The family was told the house was unsafe, due to shooting in the streets. The Tsar, his wife, and their five children, along with their four attendants, were taken down into the cellar &ldquofor their own safety.&rdquo Yurovsky and his men entered the room. He instructed the guards to shoot each family member in the heart to lessen the blood flow.

Their bodies were then mutilated, burned, and buried in a field called Porosenkov Log in Koptyaki Forest.

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troubles for her in St. Petersburg.

The Kiss - Nicholas and Alexandra
picture taken at the Hermitage in Amsterdam -
The Netherlands in 2017

was getting married not a Tsarevich.

empress Maria Feodorovna alone.

Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna

Europe. They travelled a lot with the imperial yacht.

Tsar Nicholas II and his wife

confidence in the Romanovs.

they walked on the streets screaming one word: "Bread".

The Tsar and his family

Nicholas II (1868 - 1918) married Alexandra Feodorovna (1872- 1918)

The Tsar and his Family - picture taken at the Hermitage Amsterdam in 2017

1/ Grand Duchess Olga

Born: 1895
Godparent: Queen Victoria (her maternal Grandmother)
Favourite sister: Tatiana (The 2 girls shared 1 room)

2/ Grand Duchess Tatiana

Born: 1897

3/ Grand Duchess Maria

4/ Grand Duchess Anastasia

5/ Tsarevich Alexei

Born: 1904

July 17th. 1918

The Tsar and his family were killed in Yekaterinburg.

During the revolution the Imperial Family could escape from Russia.

Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)

to rest in the St.Petersburg's Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul.

Xenia Alexandrovna

the ship HMS Marlborough.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia

Father: Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
Mother: Xenia Alexandrovna
Spouse: Felix Felixovich Yusupov

Felix Yusupov

Born: March 23rd. 1887

Prince Felix Yusupov, Count of Sumarokov-Elston was born at the
Moika Palace in St. Petersburg.

Father: Count Felix Felixovich Sumarokov-Elston
Mother: Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova

Spouse: Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia.

He was best known for his participation in the assassination of

Died: September 27th. 1967 in Paris, France

Irina Yusupova

Born: March 21st. 1915 @ Moika Palace in St. Petersburg

Father: Felix Yusupov
Mother: Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia.

After the February revolution her family moved to Paris, France.

Spouse: Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Sheremetev

Died : August 30th. 1983 at Cormeilles in France

Princess Zinaida Nikolaievna Yusupova

Zinaida was known for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality.

Count Felix Felixovich Sumarokov-Elston,
Prince of Yusupov

Born: October 5th. 1856 in St. Petersburg
Died: June 10th. 1928 in Rome
Spouse: Princess Zinaida Nikolaievna Yusupova

Olga Alexandrovna

Born: June 13th. 1882

Father: Tsar Alexander III

Mother: Maria Feodorovna, Dagmar of Denmark

Sister of Tsar Nicholas II.


1/ Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg

was pushed into the marriage by his ambitious mother.

and the country was occupied for the remainder of World War II.

In May 1948, Olga and her family travelled to London by Danish
troopship. They were housed at Hampton Court Palace.

board the Empress of Canada.

In November 1960 Olga died at the age of 78.

Current news about her family

current news about her grandson on this link.

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
also called "the elder"
née Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Born: 14 May 1854
Father: Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Mother: Princess Augusta of Reuss- Köstritz

She married the third son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia:
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. This was
her second cousin.

Upon her marriage she took the name Maria Pavlovna of Russia.
As a result of marrying a son of an Emperor of Russia she took up
a new title: Her Imperial Highness. The couple had 4 sons and 1

Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich
Born: 1877

He was a grandson of Tsar Alexander II of Russia

His father was Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
(brother of Alexander III)
He married Zinaida Sergeievna Rashevskaya

After the revolution, he went to France

Died: 1943 in Paris (France)

Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia

Born: 17 August 1917

Father: Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich
Mother: Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodorovna

After the Russian Revolution of 1917, his parents fled to Finland.
In 1920 they left Finland moving to Coburg. In 1930 they left
Germany for Saint-Briac in France. There his father set up his

In the 1930's Vladimir lived in England, studying at the
University of London. He later returned to France moving to
Brittany where he became a landowner.

His father died on 12 October 1938 and Vladimir proclaimed
to be the Headship of the Imperial Family of Russia.

After World War II, he spent most of his time in Madrid but he
stays frequently at his property in Brittany as well as in Paris.

Vladimir married Princess Leonida Georgievna Bagration-
Moukhransky on 13 August 1948 at Lausanne.
There was a dispute whether this marriage was equal or

In 1991 he was able to visit Russia again.

Vladimir died of an apparent heart attack while addressing a
gathering of Spanish Speaking bankers and investors in Miami
in the United States on 21 April 1992.

His body was returned to Russia and he was buried with full
pomp and splendour in the Peter and Paul Fortress
in St. Petersburg.

After his death, his daughter Maria Vladimirovna assumed
the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia. This was
disputed by Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, (son of
Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia) who had been
chosen president of the Romanov Family Association prior to the
death of Grand Duke Vladimir.

Nowadays the position of the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
as Head of the Imperial House is acknowledged by most
serious Russian Monarchist organizations and by most of those Heads
of Royal Houses which continue to maintain relations with the Imperial

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Marikievna

Née: Princess Elisabeth Auguste Marie Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg
Born: 25 January 1865 in Meiningen, Germany

Died:1955 in Paris (France)

Prince Georg Konstantinovich
(also called Prince Georgy or George)


Father: Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia

Mother: Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna,

born princess Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg

Died: 1938 in New York (United States)

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia

known as "Maria Pavlovna the Younger"

Father: Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich
Mother: Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg
Died:1929 in Antibes (France)

Married: Princess Anastasia of Montenegro

Princess Anastasia of Montenegro

Born: June 4th. 1868 in Cetinje Montenegro, she was the third
child and third daughter of her parents.

Anastasia was educated at the Smolny Institute with her older

sister Princess Milica.

On August 28th. 1889 she married Prince George Maximilianovich

of Leuchtenberg (later the Duke of Leuchtenberg). The Duke had one
son from a prior marriage. He and Princess Anastasia had two
children before divorcing in St. Petersburg on November 15th. 1906.

On April 29th. 1907 Anastasia married Grand Duke

Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. This marriage remained childless.

Both her husbands were grandsons of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.

The two Montenegrin princesses were besides sisters also

sisters-in-law as their husbands were brothers.

After the revolution she briefly in Italy, living with her sister

Elena, Queen of Italy. Later she moved to France and she spent the
winters on the Riviera.

On November 15th. 1935 she died in Cap d'Antibes.

Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich
Born: 1864

Father: Grand Duke Nicholas Niikolaevich (the elder)
Mother: Alexandra of Oldenburg
Married: Princess Milica of Montenegro

Died: 1931

Princess Milica of Montenegro
Born: July 14th. 1866 in Cetinje Montenegro

Father: King Nikola I
Mother: Milena Vukotic

Milica and her sister Anastasia were invited by
Tsar Alexander III of Russia to be educated at the
Russian Smolny Institute (a school for noble maids).

Both sisters were socially very influential at the
Russian Imperial Court.

They are discredited with introducing the mystic
Grigori Rasputin to the Imperial family.

The nicknames of the sisters were:

"The Black Peril".

She died in 1951.

Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia
Father: Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich
Mother: Princess Milica of Montenegro
Married: Prince Alexander Golitsyn

She wrote La Sainte Nuit.

Died: May 15th. 1981 in France

Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia
Born: 1896

Father: Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich

Mother: Princess Milica of Montenegro
Married: Countess Praskovia Sheremeteva

Died: 1978 at Rome

Princess Nadeja Petrovna of Russia

She married in April 1917: Prince Nicholas Vladimirovich Orlov.
Their baby daughter Princes Irina Orlova was one of the youngest
people on board of the H.M.S Nelson.

Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia
Born: 1861

Father: Grand Duke Michael Nicholaievich

Mother: Princess Cecilie of Baden
Married: Countess Sophie of Merenberg (Morganic)

Died: 1929 in London

Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
Born: 1866

Married: Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia (sister of Tsar Nicolas II - last Tsar)
Father: Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia
Mother: Princess Cecilie of Baden

He had fled with his family to the Crimea and left Russia from Yalta

on the HMS Forsythe in December 1918 to attend the Paris Peace Conference
as the representative of the Romanov Family.

Died: 1933 in Roquebrune (France)

Ethan and Irina on New Years Eve

In late 2011, Ethan Lovett becomes fascinated with Wyndemere. While snooping around, he becomes suspicious that someone else might be snooping around there as well. At one point, he sees a woman, dressed all in white, but she won't speak and runs away. They start leaving written messages for each other however, and that is how they communicate at first. Ethan then becomes the caretaker of Wyndemere so that he has a reason to go there and find out more about her.

He then starts seeing her outside of Kelly's, but can never meet up with her. On January 3, 2012, Ethan's standing outside Kelly's and the Woman in White walks up to him and kisses him for New Year's, then walks off. Later, it's revealed that the woman is a patient of psychiatrist Ewen Keenan. The woman speaks for the first time on January 9, 2012, when she asks Ewen what's wrong with her. Ewen says that the woman doesn't know who she is, but there's nothing physically wrong with her. The woman then tells Ethan that Ewen calls her Cassandra because she doesn't know her real name. Ewen later tells Ethan that she doesn't appear to want to find out who she is. Ethan falls in love with Cassandra and they become lovers.

Irina and her mother, Helena

On February 5, 2012, Helena Cassadine comes to Cassandra and Cassandra claims that Helena has made her an assassin. She berates Helena for having had her locked up and hidden. Helena tells her that no one could know that she existed. They talk about how Helena wants revenge against the Spencers for the deaths of her sons, Stavros and Stefan. Cassandra says that Helena originally wanted her to go after Lucky, but since he left town, she wants her to go after Ethan instead. Helena's making Cassandra lure Ethan into a trap. Cassandra tells Helena that Ethan doesn't deserve what she's making her do to him.

On February 24, 2012, Helena returns and tells Ethan that it's time to end the charade. She makes Cassandra reveal that she is actually Irina Cassadine, Helena's daughter. Helena tells Ethan that she had Irina held in a compound and she tried to escape and nearly drowned. When she returned, she had great memory loss and so she told her what she wanted her to know. Irina says that Helena didn't tell her everything, so that's when she found Ewen to help her.

Ethan realizes that Irina has been conning him. She was to make him fall in love with her, but Irina says that she fell in love with him in the process. Helena then has her goons bring in Luke, whom she has been holding captive and beaten. She wants Irina to shoot and kill Ethan and make Luke watch, while she has him taped to a chair, for revenge for Luke killing Stavros (in 2001, though Stavros comes back in 2013 and later "dies" by the hands of Laura Spencer) and Stefan. She gives the gun to Irina to shoot Ethan, but she turns and tries to shoot Helena instead. Helena had anticipated that, and so she had given her a gun with blanks. She then has her goons shoot and kill Irina. Later, Ethan's mother, Holly Sutton comes and saves him.


Of all the Romanov cousins, Grand Duchess Tatiana most resembled Princess Irina Alexandrovna, daughter of Nicholas II’s sister Grand Duchess Xenia. In some photographs the resemblance is startling! The two cousins even looked more alike than they looked like their own siblings. Princess Irina, who married the notorious Rasputin murderer, Prince Felix Yusupov, was about 2 years older than her look-alike cousin and unlike Grand Duchess Tatiana she survived the revolution and lived abroad until old age. Irina’s photographs in older age give us an idea of what Tatiana would have looked like had she not been tragically murdered at age 21.

Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina Grand Duchess Tatiana and Princess Irina Princess Irina and Grand Duchess Tatiana Princess Irina and Grand Duchess Tatiana Princess Irina Yusupov in old age. This photo gives us a good idea of what Grand Duchess Tatiana would have looked like in old age

Modern Descendants of the Russian Royal Family

Hundreds of living relatives, famous and infamous, can claim a Romanov connection.

Queen Elizabeth II's husband is the grandnephew of the last tsarina, Alexandra Romanov, and great-great-grandson of Nicholas I. His DNA was used to identify the murdered Romanovs' remains. His descendants, including princes Charles, William, and Harry, are therefore related to the Romanovs as well.

His grandmother was first cousin to Nicholas II, and he was one of the living Romanov relatives whose DNA was used to help identify the remains of the tsar's family. He is also first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. In England his frequent use of royal perks earned him the tabloid nickname Rent-a-Kent.

After the unexpected death of his father in August, 25-year-old Hugh became the 7th Duke of Westminster, a billionaire, and, as the Telegraph put it, "Britain's most eligible bachelor." Grosvenor is a descendant of Mikhail Romanov&mdashand, incidentally, Alexander Pushkin.

The last king of the Hellenes his great-grandmother was a Romanov grand duchess. He was dethroned in a coup in 1967 but moved back to Greece in 2013 after a 46-year exile. King Constantine is the grandfather of T&C Modern Swan Princess Olympia of Greece.

The great-great-granddaughter of Alexander II lives in Spain and is the Imperial House of Russia's official head.

Vladimirovna's son will become head of the Imperial House on his mother's death. He recently started Romanoff & Partners, a consulting firm specializing in politics and public affairs.

Image of The Czar's Place, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia . Picture of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich not available.

Daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich, Nicholas II's oldest nephew. She lives in Kent, England, and organizes the annual Russian Debutante Ball in London. Currently working on a tell-all book about her royal connections.

One of Olga Andreevna's four children, Mathew is a photographer and occasional actor. He played himself in season two of Secret Princes, a TLC realty show.

Picture of Franceis-Alexander Mathew not available.

The great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Nicholas I. An Italian actress, Nicoletta collaborated with Damiani jewelry in 2016 to create the Romanov Collection.

Daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich, Nicholas II's oldest nephew. She lives in Kent, England, and organizes the annual Russian Debutante Ball in London. Currently working on a tell-all book about her royal connections.

Picture of Olga Andreevna Romanoff not available.

He was born in Illinois, but Rostislav is one of the few Romanov relatives who actually live in Russia. He is the great-grandson of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna. Based in Moscow, he is director of a watch factory founded by his ancestor Peter the Great.

The last Romanov residence: 9 facts about Livadia Palace

Livadia Palace, summer palace of the last Russian Imperial family, The Greater Yalta, Crimea. / Source: Andrey Nekrasov/Global Look Press

Livadia is a settlement in southern Crimea, not far from the city of Yalta. The region is known for its healing climate and became a popular resort town, especially following the development of the railroads in the 19th century. In 1861, Tsar Alexander II bought land in Livadia and had the Grand Palace built there as a gift to his wife. Not long after that, the Minor Palace was built for Alexander III, the next heir to the throne, who visited many times and eventually died there. It was in Livadia, at the Church of the Holy Cross, that the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II ascended to the throne. In this same church, his bride-to-be, Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, converted to Orthodoxy and adopted the name Alexandra Feodorovna.

Livadiya, Crimea, Russian Empire. Emperor Nicolas II getting out of a car by the Livadia Palace. Sitting in the car is Vladimir Dedyulin, responsible for the security of the Tsar&rsquos Palace. Source: TASS

2. The palace was the most expensive imperial "dacha"

At the request of Nicholas II, the original palaces were torn down and one giant palace was built in their place. This palace still stands today. According to estimates, the emperor spent up to four million golden rubles on the construction. The foundation was laid in 1910, and the building was complete after only 17 months.

Livadiya, Crimea, Russian Empire. Russian Emperor Nicholas II (C) and his family on the balcony of the Livadia Palace. / TASS

3. It was a place for relaxation and entertainment

Crimea, Russian Empire. Tzarevitch Alexei Romanov, heir to the Russian throne, during a walk. Source: TASS

The imperial family typically vacationed in Livadia during the spring and fall. To get there, they would take the train from St. Petersburg to Sevastopol, and then board a ship, before eventually arriving at the Yalta port with great ceremony. The tsar, with his wife and children, would enjoy the healing air, go for walks, swim, sunbathe, go hunting, ride horses, and take drives in the countryside. The family also loved to play tennis and had a tennis court built. Photography was yet another passion. Today, there are still personal photographs from the imperial albums, which show images such as the Grand Duchesses posing in seafoam or the emperor and his entourage sitting on a large rock. The last time the imperial family visited Livadia was during the spring of 1914. World War I began later that summer and revolutionary activity commenced shortly thereafter, preventing further visits.

4. It was designed by the architect Nikolai Krasnov

By the age of 24, Nikolay Krasnov was a leading architect in Yalta. Source: Archive Photo

The Livadia Palace was designed by Nikolai Krasnov, a Russian of peasant origin. By the age of 24, he was already a leading architect in Yalta and his work contributed to making Yalta the beautiful city we frequently read about in Russian literature and memoirs. More than 60 buildings in Yalta were constructed according to his designs, many of them villas, which were commissioned by aristocrats from the capital. Following the Russian Revolution, Krasnov and his family left the country and went to Constantinople and Malta before finally settling in Belgrade. He continued his architectural career there and designed a series of palaces, including one in Dedin, which was the residence of Yugoslavian King Alexander Karađorđević.

5. The palace was designed in the Italian style

The most "Italian" element of the palace is the inner courtyard, which is surrounded by arcades, full of greenery, and has a marble fountain in the middle. Source: Andrey Nekrasov/Global Look Press

The palace was built in the style of Italian Neo-Renaissance villas, with open patios, elaborate balconies and ornate interiors. White Crimean granite was used as the building material. The most "Italian" element of the palace is the inner courtyard, which is surrounded by arcades, full of greenery, and has a marble fountain in the middle. The patios have marble benches with armrests in the form of griffons.

6. The residence is also a great example of the eclectic style

In the second half of the 19th century architects began to integrate various styles and influences into the construction of one building. The Livadia Palace is an example of this mix. Source: Vladimir Astapkovich/RIA Novosti

In the second half of the 19th century, a style known as eclecticism became very common in architecture and interior design. Architects began to integrate various styles and influences into the construction of one building. The Livadia Palace is an example of this mix. The second-floor private apartments of the imperial family were modern, while a Byzantine style was used for the church. Meanwhile, the two skylights were designed differently, one in the Gothic style with chimeras and the other in an Arabic style, featuring majolica tiles and oriental decor.

7. Some of the original interiors remain today

After the Russian Revolution the palace served as a tuberculosis sanatorium for peasants. Fortunately, some of the wonderful décor and interiors remain. Source: Vladimir Astapkovich/RIA Novosti

After the Russian Revolution, the building was no longer used as a palace. In fact, during the Soviet era it became a sanatorium. Fortunately, some of the wonderful décor and interiors remain. These include Carrara marble columns and fireplace in the main dining room, a Jacob-style mahogany-paneled reception cabinet with brass finishing, an English-style billiards room and a handmade rug depicting Nicholas II with his family.

8. The palace has been a museum since the end of Perestroika

From the end of World War II until Stalin's death in 1953, the residence was used as a dacha for state officials. Source: Israel Ozersky/RIA Novosti

Immediately after the Revolution, the palace briefly became a museum preserving the heritage of imperial family life. Later on, it served as a tuberculosis sanatorium for peasants and from the end of World War II until Stalin's death in 1953, the residence was used as a dacha for state officials. In 1993, the palace was reopened as a museum.

9. This was the location of the famed Yalta Conference

During the Yalta conference, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his delegation were given 43 rooms in the palace during the conference. Source: Imago/Global Look Press

The palace was the site of one of the most important political events of World War II, the Yalta Conference. This summit was attended by the three heads of state from the anti-Hitler Allied forces, and included representatives from the USSR, the U.S. and Great Britain. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his delegation were given 43 rooms in the palace during the conference.

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