The Marble Palace

At the end of Millionnaya Ulitsa (Millionaire's Street) on the left there is the Marble Palace, built for Catherine the Great's favourite Grigory Orlov, who died before its completion, and so the building was used by her other boyfriend, Stanislaw Ponjatowski.

The palace derives its name from its exterior's granite and marble layers. During the soviet era it was home to the Lenin Central Museum; currently it is a branch of the Russian Museum and home to its Modern Art department, which concentrates on modern Russian and some Western art and often features temporary exhibitions.

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”

Susanne

"...If I would have known at the start, what I know now, I would not have done my IVF-attempts at my age as egg donation gave us result straight away. It was the best decision of our lives!"

Karin and Pedro, Sweden

Different life stories, but the same dreams for a baby bring Ulrika from Norway and Willeke from Netherlands to St. Petersburg...


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