President Putin
St. Peterburg livecams
Go to the TicketsOfRUSSIA.com main page
  White Nights 2017New !  
  SEARCH  
 
 
HOME || RUSSIA || CITIES AND TOWNS
[ST.PETERSBURG:] THEATRE TICKETS BOOKINGNew ! | GUIDE | MAPS | NEWS || STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS | KIROV OPERA | HERMITAGE || MUSEUMS | HOTELS | THEATRES || RESTAURANTS
 
THE HERMITAGE
 

Visitor information | Collection Highlights | Hermitage History | Help | Services | Exhibitions | News | Digital Collection | Virtual Tour | Section Map

 
 






1925: Emperor Nicholas I's accession to the throne

On 19 November 1825 the Emperor Alexander I died and the succession passed to his brother, Grand Prince Constantine Pavlovich. Constantine, however, rejected the throne and thus the younger brother, Nikolay, was to be the new Emperor. The ceremony of swearing loyalty to Nicholas I was to take place on Senate Square on 14 December 1825, but Nicholas was renowned for his severity and extremely conservative political views and a large number of young officers of aristocratic birth sought to prevent his ascension to the throne. They stirred up a rebellion against the autocracy and serfdom - not against the monarchy as such - in an effort to introduce much needed political reform. But the rebellion was cruelly suppressed, some of the participants being shot and many others sent into exile. They came to be known as the Decembrists after the date of the revolt.

Sadly, the result of the uprising was to make Nicholas I even more strict in his political repression, exacting unwavering support both for his policies and for himself personally. Yet during his reign the Emperor did much to enrich the imperial art collections and in 1852 the Emperor founded the Imperial Hermitage Museum, which was to be open to the public - or at least to gentlefolk.




Portrait of Nicholas I
Franz Kruger
____________
The Hermitage
 
t o p   o f   p a g e  
     
 
Related Links:
The official homepage of the State Hermitage Museum: www.hermitagemuseum.org

Complete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etcComplete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etc. !
World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights". Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights".
Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)

If your site is touch upon to the contents of any section of the Tickets of Russia website, we offer you to exchange links


Add TicketsOfRussia.ru to favourites
 
     
www.TicketsOfRUSSIA.com

Add this page to favourites (bookmarks)

© 1999-2005 "Tickets of Russia"
All right reserved