Visit to the Sheremetiev Palace. This beautiful palace was built in 1740 by Count Sheremetiev. A member of a Russian noble family, he was a direct descendant of the Boris Sheremetiev who fought with Peter the Great against Sweden during the Northern War and the son of a chamberlain of Tsar Alexander II. The count ordered a theater built inside his palace where servants and slaves played, one which eventually became the best theater in the city. The count fell in love with and married Praskovia, one of his servants and the main actress at the theatre, provoking a scandal in the city. The palace is currently the Museum of Theatre and Musical Art, featuring one of the most impressive exhibitions of musical instruments worldwide.
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