From the Pushkin, Saint Petersburg entry in Wikipedia:

Pushkin is a municipal town in Pushkinsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located 24 km (15 miles) south from the center of St. Petersburg proper, and its railway station, Tsarskoye Selo, is directly connected by railway to the Vitebsky Rail Terminal of the city. Population: 92,889‚ÄČ(2010 Census).

Pushkin was founded in 1710 as an imperial residence named Tsarskoye Selo and received status of a town in 1808. The first public railways in Russia, Tsarskoye Selo Railways, were opened here in 1837 and connected the town to the capital St. Petersburg. After the October Revolution, the town was renamed to Detskoye Selo (meaning Children's Village). Its name was further changed in 1937 to Pushkin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The town contains an ensemble of the 18th century "Tsarskoye Selo". This museum complex includes the Catherine Palace, Alexander Palace and other buildings and associated parks.

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Palace Czarina Catherine Great
Palace of Czarina Catherine the Great. (323k)
Chapel Palace Czarina Catherine
Chapel in the palace of Czarina Catherine the Great. (224k)
Atlas Figure Palace
Atlas figure on the palace. (279k)
Entrance Palace Park
Entrance to the palace from the park. (286k)
Great Ballroom Catherine Great's
Great ballroom in Catherine the Great's palace. (303k)
Decorations Palace
Decorations in the palace. (370k)
Delft Porcelain Stove
Delft porcelain stove. (387k)
Chinese House Park
Chinese house in the park. (356k)
Dogs Catherine Great Buried
The dogs of Catherine the Great were buried in this pyramid. (488k)
Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin's Monument
Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin's Monument. (483k)

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