The City Of Pushkin
Tzarskoye Selo, Russia
Pushkin is located approximately twenty-five kilometers
from St. Petersburg and is situated on land granted by Peter the Great
to his wife, the future Catherine I.
The Catherine Palace is the centerpiece of the extensive
park complex, surrounded by ponds; canals, follies and shaded paths
open to the public where one could go horseback riding. The city was
beautiful then and remains beautiful today.
This estate later became known as "Sarskaia"
and later "Tzarskoye Selo" or "Tsars Village". Besides
the Catherine Palace and the Alexander Palace several other architectural
and landscape commissions were undertaken in the immediate area under
the patronage of the Romanov between 1710 and 1917.
Under the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, within walking distance
from the Alexander Palace is the Fedorovsky Little Town and on the other
side of a man made pond is the Fedorovsky Cathedral. These buildings
along with the Alexander Nevsky Lavra located in St. Petersburg are
of archaeological, architectural, cultural and historical importance
to the world.
SARSKAIA is committed to the rehabilitation of the city
of Pushkin's historic core. This purpose is accomplished through public-private
partnership of citizenship and institutions that selflessly commit their
time, energy, and resources toward achieving this common goal. The citizens
of Pushkin recognize that their future will always be with themselves.
They know that the present is built upon the past, recognizing that
the culture of the community is grounded in the traditional values of
being good neighbors and good citizens, they are committed to preserving
those values in the face of a changing world. They support their civic
organizations, churches, schools and neighborhoods to newcomers as sources
of new ideals, knowledge, and friendships. The multi-cultural diversity
of the community provides for a wide range of activities and organizations
for residents to involve themselves when it comes to accomplishing community
projects, they believe their individual efforts will be maximized through
"It has been our goal to see these wonderful monuments
and their interiors restored back to their original beauty", said
Oma. "We are committed with our Russian colleagues to recreate
the beauty, opulence and intimacy of these rooms. There is really nothing
like them in the world, they document a unique époque and a way
of life that continues to inspire and fascinate.
On a personal note, restoring the Church properties represents
my commitment to God and to the Church..."
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The City of Pushkin