Do you know, that favorite of the Russian Empress Catherine II Field Marshal Grygorii Potemkin was going on legendary Khortytsia build their luxurious country palace is not worse than in Versailles.
The plans of thePrince of Tavryiskoho were so grandiose! He hoped in the most literal sense to transfer the capital of the Russian Empire. According to his economic calculations, such a castling would have increased the power of the state seven times.
To do this, he organized a trip to the Crimea to the Russian Empress, which cost the state treasury 15 million rubles. In 1786, a book entitled The Journey of Her Imperial Majesty to the Midday Region of Russia, undertaken in 1787, was published in St. Petersburg. It described this route, as well as natural wealth, the economic condition of the territory through which it passed.
According to legend, the garden was laid by the President of the State Military College on the island of Khortytsia. They guarded him by an old corporal who lived nearby in a dugout.
Legends are legends, but indeed from the garden to the former ferry across the Dnipro, a road was drawn, and it was called a postal service. They even said that Potemkin decided to connect his palace with bridges across the Dnipro.
All this is evidenced not only by archival materials, but also by travel diaries of the academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, nature researcher Vasil Zuev, as well as a photocopy of the plan of the famous local historian Fomenko. The full name is the Plan of the garden on the Khortytsia island of His Grace Prince Grygorii Potemkin from the testimonies on one of the different buildings, where a house, a horse carriage and stables, a Turkish house, a Chinese temple, a temple of victory and even an Egyptian pyramid are shown on a terrain ruined by beams.
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