"Smolny Convent was designed by..." Cathedrals and Churches Tip by AndreasK

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<b>Smolny Convent</b> was designed by Rastrelli in his luxuriant rococo style; it was completed in 1764. In 1917 Smolny was turned into the headquarters of the Bolshevik Party during and after the Revolution, its name becoming synonymous with their rule.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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