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Illustrated Description Of Russia

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The Bolshoi, or Great Theatre of St. Petersburg


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THE BALSHAI, GREAT THEATRE, ST. PETERSBURG

THE BALSHAI, GREAT THEATRE, ST. PETERSBURG
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There are, independent of the one near the Hermitage, three large theatres in the imperial capital: the Bolshoi, or Great Theatre (a view of which is given on the opposite page), on the square of that name between the Moika and Catherina canals; the Alexander Theatre, in the Nevskoi Prospekt; and the French, in the square near the palace of the grand-duke Michael.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855