The history of the town nowadays called Pushkin started in 1710 when Peter the Great presented a small estate to his wife Catherine.
Tsarskoe Selo, now the town of Pushkin in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, is celebrating its 310th anniversary today.
The history of Tsarskoe Selo started in 1710 when Peter the Great presented a small estate to his wife Catherine. After her death, Empress Elizabeth inherited the mansion, and started developing the estate at large.
Congratulating the people of Pushkin on the anniversary, St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov said: ‘Tsarskoe Selo is a historic and cultural legacy of our country and the world. The town inspired many poets, writers, artists and architects. People from all over the world come to see its unique beauty.’
Alexander Beglov also added that today, Pushkin is one of the most comfortable and prestigious districts in St. Petersburg, a spokesperson for the city government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.