The exchange is situated at the other extremity of the Boulevard; the interior is handsome: balls are held in the principal room during the winter season, and are very numerously attended. The theatre is in the large square, near the Hotel de Richelieu, Italian operas and French plays are performed here throughout the year. There is likewise a Russian theatre, for the accommodation of the Slavonic inhabitants.
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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855