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.

"...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

“…Well the Millennium shift came, the year 2000, we all remember what we did then, right? I got cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma... And when I stand here now 17 years later, you understand that it went well! Except for one important thing…"

Hillevi

“…When I left the clinic and walked down the Nevsky Prospect I knew I was pregnant — and the feeling was right! 9 month after her visit at the AVA Clinic Alexander was born!”

Ewa and Sten


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