Round Table of the Big Three

Round Table of the Big Three

The round table at which at 5 p.m. on February 4, 1945 met the Big Three, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill in the Great White Hall (former Parade Dining room) of the Livadia Palace. It was the first meeting of the Crimean (Yalta) conference that was held on February 4-11, 1945 between the allies of the anti-Hitler coalition, delegations of the USSR, USA and Great Britain.
The decisions adopted at the Livadia Palace at the round table of negotiations showed the possibility of fruitful cooperation between states with various social systems.

In the photo, on the left is the chair of the head of the USA, Franklin Roosevelt, on the right is the chair of the head of the USSR, Joseph Stalin, and the chair of the head of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, is located on the opposite side of the table in the center.

Currently, the round table as a museum exhibit is located in the parade lobby of the palace.

Photo #206 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Interior

Tags: #Big Three #Crimea #Crimean Conference #Great Patriotic War #Livadia Palace #Round Table #Russia #WWII #Yalta #Yalta Conference #anti-Hitler coalition #hall #lobby #palaces #tables

Livadia Palace 1911-2019

Livadia Palace 1911-2019

The sign in Russian “Livadiysky Dvorets 1911-2019” (Eng: Livadia Palace 1911-2019) made from snow-white pebbles in amazing park with palms in front of the former summer residence of the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II Romanov, in Crimea. The palace was built outskirts of Yalta city in 1911 by the project of Russian architect Nikolay Krasnov.

Photo #036 taken on August 14, 2019 during the tour of Livadia Palace and Park with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within Six Days”.

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #pebble stones #pebbles #signs #landscaping #Crimea #Livadia #Livadia Palace #Russia #Yalta #architecture #summer residence #palaces #Parks #Livadia Park

Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of the woman-sphinx with a ball at the facade of Massandra Palace, a suburb of Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #227 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural Art Works

Tags: #tourism #europe #Ancient #outdoor #park #architecture #statue #Sculpture #travel #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Eastern facade of Massandra Palace in a cloudy Autumn day. Resembling a French chateau, the palace of Emperor Alexander III is situated 5 km North-East from Yalta in Crimean village Massandra that located on elevated and cliffy cape. The castle originally built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, the palace in Massandra was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. This castle was used by Romanovs only as a hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #045 taken on September 14, 2013

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Massandra #Palace #Massandra Palace #French chateau #architecture #landmarks #museums. Crimea Tours #palaces #Castle

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Woman-Sphinx with a Ball at Massandra Palace

Sculpture of a woman-sphinx with a ball at Southern facade of Massandra Palace near Yalta, Crimea. The palace was built at the end of 19th century in the style of Louis XIII of France (French chateaux of the Renaissance) and belonged to Russian Emperor Alexander III.

Photo #226 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Parks #architecture #statue #Sculpture #Crimea #decorations #Massandra #Massandra Palace #palaces #Russia #sculptures #sphinx #woman-sphinx

Bust of Alexander III at Massandra Palace

Bust of Alexander III at Massandra Palace

Bust of Russian Emperor Alexander III (years of life 1845-1894) at the Massandra Palace in Crimea. During Alexander’s reign (1881-1894) the country was not involved in major wars, so that is why he was called by all people of Russia “The Peacemaker”. He was a man of amazing fortitude, beauty, and harmony, courage and devotion to his Fatherland.

The grand opening ceremonial and consecration of the bust took place on the grounds of the former estate of Alexander III in Massandra on June 1st, 2017. The event was timed to such anniversaries as 175 years since the birth of the palace architect Maximilian Mesmacher, 135 years since the founding of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society and 25 years since the beginning of the work of the Massandra Palace as a museum.

Photo #027 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Art Works

Tags: #Massandra #palaces #Massandra Palace #Parks #Crimea #Yalta #Russia #gardens #Romanovs #Alexander III #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours #monuments #bust #Peacemaker #Russian Emperor #Russian Tsars

At the Fountain in Front of Massandra Palace

At the Fountain in Front of Massandra Palace

The working fountain in a beautiful park in front of Massandra Palace on a nice sunny morning.

The Palace in Massandra resembling a French chateau was built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, it was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. The castle is located on elevated and cliffy cape. It was used by Romanovs only as a hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #174 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Massandra #palaces #Massandra Palace #fountains #Parks #Crimea #Yalta #Russia #Castle #French chateau #gardens #Romanovs #Alexander III #landmarks #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours

Romanov’s Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

Romanov's Church at Livadia Palace Framed by Trees in a Foggy Day

View from Livadia park on the home church of Romanov’s family with a small old style belfry at the side of their palace, the royal summer residence in Crimea, framed by trees in a foggy spring day. The Christian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was constructed in 1864-66 by the project of Russian architect Ippolit Monighetti and connected with Livadia Palace.

Photo #084 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Holy Cross Church #Livadia #Romanov’s Church #Russia #cathedrals #churches #home church #religion #Orthodox Churches #framed by trees #Livadia Palace #fog #Spring #foggy day #palaces #residence

Italian Courtyard with Palms

Italian Courtyard with Palms

View of Italian Courtyard with palms and fountain for walk and relation in Livadia Palace, the summer residence of Romanov family outskirts of Yalta, Crimea. Such patios for walks and relaxation were characteristic of Italian Renaissance architecture. It was created by the talent architect N.P. Krasnov in 1909-1911 and still attracts travelers from all over the world.
On February 9, 1945, the participants of the Crimean Conference took pictures in the center of the Italian courtyard. Here was made one of the most famous photographs of the “Big Three” – I.V. Stalin, F. Roosevelt and W. Churchill.

Photo #148 taken on August 14, 2019 during visiting Livadia Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within Six Days”.

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Crimean Conference #Fountain #Italian Courtyard #Livadia #Livadia Palace #Palms #Renaissance #Russia #Summer #Yalta #architecture #palaces #patio #summer residence

Angle View of Livadia Palace from Amazing Park

Angle View of Livadia Palace from Amazing Park

Overview white-stone Livadia Palace from the amazing park. The palace is a beautiful pearl and architectural monument of the Southern coast of Crimea located not far from Yalta city. It was the summer home of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, constructed in 1911 by the design of Russian architect N.P. Krasnov.

Photo #051 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Livadia #Livadia Palace #Russia #Yalta #Yalta Conference #architecture #Parks #palaces