Kschessinska Mansion

2 Ulitsa Kuybysheva St. Petersburg

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Home to Mathilde Kschessinska, the ballerina who was Nicholas II’s mistress, this stunning palace is another example of how the city’s history is layered—Lenin famously made many speeches from the balcony and today the building houses the Museum of Russian Political History.

Written by Amelia Osborne Scott

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