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Which of the Russian emperors was a Freemason, and who initiated the persecution of them, and why? A fascinating and intriguing thematic tour of one of the most mysterious organizations in the world. Against the background of the architecture of St. Petersburg, the history of Russian Freemasonry from Peter I to Alexander II will unfold before you.
The route passes through the historical center of the city, Vasilievsky Island and the Petrogradskaya side with a stop at Elagin Island. Walking tours will alternate with trips to beautiful places in a comfortable car.
Route and content of the tour
When did Freemasons appear in Russia? It turns out that even under Peter I. The first proto-Masonic organization was called the Navigation School — from the Sukharev Tower in Moscow it moved to the Admiralty of St. Petersburg.
The flourishing of Russian Freemasonry is usually associated with Ekaterina Alekseevna. Yes, it is, but only before the French Revolution - then everything changed: the guillotine in Paris frightened her very much. And what happened under Paul I, which of the Masons did he return from exile, where did Catherine II send them away from sin?
The history of the Kazan Cathedral is closely connected with Freemasonry. Emperor Pavel, Count Alexander Stroganov and architect Andrei Voronikhin - these are three glorious Masons who built the Cathedral. Kutuzov himself, buried here, bore the Masonic pseudonym "Greening Laurel".
Alexander I was also a Mason. (At the same time, you will find out who Speransky was).
During the reign of Nicholas I, who froze any free ideas, hard times came for the Freemasons, and only under Alexander II (the Liberator) Freemasonry received an influx of air and strength.
To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start. Otherwise, we will be able to offer you options only based on the availability of our guides.
The excursion is individual. You can go on a trip around the city alone or together with your family or friends - we have a fixed price for the entire excursion.
If you have changed your plans and you want to cancel the tour after payment - no problem, we will refund your money!
The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" is ready to develop an individual excursion program for one or several days for you - based on your wishes in terms of topics and routes, time and cost. The beginning and end of excursions - in any place convenient for you, at a convenient time for you.
The cost is calculated individually.
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