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Ice Palace in St. Petersburg

This is a replica of an original Ice Palace from 1740.

It has been built by a team of 14 ice masters led by famous ice-sculptor from St. Petersburg, Valerij Gromov (

The replica has been build according to the original descriptions of Prof. G.Kraft from St.Petersburg Academy of Science which worked with original project 1740. This event was dedicated to the victory in Turkish war. Ice building on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad was in these times part of carnival tradition. Ice art belongs also to the Russian national tradition. In XVIII Century Russian ice artists worked systematically with design plans and drawings for for ice sculptures and buildings.

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