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Vladimir Putin and heads of the states of EU have taken part in opening ceremony of the State palace of the Congresses in Strelna

the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and heads of the states of EU have taken part in opening ceremony of the State palace of the Congresses in the Petersburg suburb Strelna.

on Peter the Great plan, in Strelna the smart sea residence - " should take place; Russian Versailles ". Building of the Big Strelninsky palace has begun under the project of Nikolo Miketti. The first stone in the basis of a new building in the summer of 1720 was put by the emperor.

however Peter has QIK grown cold 2 Strelna and in some years in Peterhof the construction of new residence begins. The Strelninsky palace for some years has fallen into decay.

the new stage of its history has begun W accession to the throne of Paul of the First which in 1797 has presented manor to the son to grand duke Konstantin Pavlovichu and the palace has RCVed the name " Konstantinovsky ".

The Palace was repeatedly reconstructed. Among masters who worked on creation of its shape, such well-known architects, as Rastrelli, Voronihin, Ruska, Shtakenshnejder, the BOS.

after 1917 the Konstantinovsky Palace has been nationalised. In it the school, sports societies, courses of the higher political structure, and after 1945 - the Arctic school took place.

WRK on palace restoration have begun in November, 2001, and on May, 20th, 2003 the State commission has already signed the certificate of acceptance of ensemble of the Palace of the Congresses.

the Konstantinovsky Palace ensemble is included in the list of monuments world istoriko - UNESCO cultural heritage.