Sadly, however, the building fell into disrepair, and is now under threat of roof collapse.The museum has plans to restore the carriage house pavilion, among other buildings on the vast Yusupov estate.
At the same time Rasputin was accused of scandalous misdeeds, including rape, and of having too much political control over the royal family.
One of the leading conspirators was Prince Felix Yusupov, who belonged to one of Russia’s most recognized noble dynasties.
4/6 000 € per lot) ; all the correspondence of the Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960) and of her husband Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866-1933) with their daughter, Princess Irina, dating from 1912 to 1960, referring to the political events of this period, the Russian Revolution, the imprisonment and murder of the Imperial Family, the departure into exile of the Romanovs, the disappearance of the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, etc. 3/6 000 € per lot) ; several handwritten diaries including that of Prince Felix Yusupov and that of his mother Princess Zenaida Yusupov, about the life and tragic death of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, massacred by the Bolsheviks in 1918 (est.
2/3 000 € per lot ) ; but also a large number of letters exchanged by members of the Imperial Family, including the Empress Maria Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duke Kyril Wladimirovich and several members of the branch of the Mikhailovich (est. Will also be on sale albums of photographs highlighting this period (est.
Zadorozhniy welcomes his new appointment of one of Moscow’s most promising private museums, vowing to turn the former Yusupov estate into “a new Versailles”.