250 million rubles has been allocated for the project.
The Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, the former imperial residence near St. Petersburg, is to be renovated. According to RIA Novosti, the RF Ministry of Culture has allocated 250 million rubles ($3.9 million) for this purpose.
Both the east and the west wings as well as the central part of the palace are to undergo restauration and technical modernization. Also, the engineering communications, the basement and the façade are to be renovated.
The Alexander Palace was built in 1792-1896 in the classicist style, it was a present from Empress Catherine the Great to her grandson, the future Emperor Alexander the First, on the day of his wedding. The author of the architectural design is Giacomo Quarenghi.
In the early 20th century the palace became a residence of the Russian imperial family once again. During World War 2 the building suffered badly.