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Opening of the memorial plaque and the bust of Emperor Alexander II

The study was constructed to the design of Giacomo Quarenghi for Alexander Pavlovich, the future Emperor Alexander I, in 1791. When restoring the room after the fire of the Winter Palace Alexander Bryullov revived original decoration. The sculptor took this decision as some of the rooms of the suite of rooms facing the Admiralty were considered memorial because here lived Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II when they were still the heirs on the throne. Emperor Alexander II used a small folding bed when he slept in his study. The memorial bust is placed now where in 1830-s this bed used to stay. Later the bed was moved to the alcove. It was here, to this room, where Alexander II, badly wounded by a terrorist bomb, was brought on March 1, 1881. The bed was taken from the alcove and turned to the window. The Emperor was laid on the bed facing the window, but without regaining consciousness he died at 3. 35 p.m.

 
The memorial bust of Alexander II and memorial plaque
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