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Rooms of Nicholas II - Tsar's Reception Room

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The Tsar's Inner Sanctum - Center of Imperial Rule

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Palace Tour

Gala Parade Halls
Restoration of the Palace
Rooms of Alexandra
Rooms of Nicholas II
The Children's Floor
Rooms of the Right Wing
Palace Park
The Imperial Garage
Imperial Dining
Plans, Maps and Churches
Imperial Yacht Standardt

Zooms of Hagia Sophia and other Monuments

Here's a great page of ZOOM views of Byzantine monuments in Constantinople - Tsargrad - and elsewhere.

Mosaic of Leo VI from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia

This mosaic stands above the main Imperial door from the inner narthex into the sanctuary of Hagia Sophia.  Leo was married too many times and this mosaic was a result of his problems with the Church.

Memories of Aleksei Volkov
I Visit the Soviets by E. M. Delafield
Alexander Palace Discussion Forums