Saint Petersburg

Regardless of the social changes, St. Petersburg was developing all the time.

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New palaces and religious buildings continued to be built, while wealthy capitalists and landowners erected hotels, villas, and palaces. One of St. Petersburg's most famous hotels, the Astoria, was built at this time, as well as the villa of Matylda Krzesinskaya, a Russian dancer of Polish descent and star of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. The Orthodox Church of the Resurrection was also built, referring to the old Russian style of the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed in Moscow.