4 computer rooms (2 rooms for 22 working places, 2 – for 18)
Small rooms from 8 to 12 seats for various purposes
Student Club Building
Total area 4 960 sq.m.
Student café for 1000 seats
Event venue – stage with mobile walls and cutting-edge clubing and event equipment, total area 400 sq.m.
Address and Contacts
Sankt-Peterburgskoye Shosse, 109
History We Are Proud Of
Initially Mikhailovskaya Dacha was a summer residence of the family of Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov (1850 – 1917).
The architectural and natural landscape was developing under guidance of the leading architects of the 19 century – Andrey Stakenschneider, Josef Charlemagne, Harald Bosse. The complex of Mikhailovskaya Dacha included the Grand and Small Palaces, Kitchen Building,
Hoffmeister Building, Stables Building, Gardener’s Building, Flower and Fruit Greenhouses.
A small exquisite church of St. Olga (named after the saint patron of the wife of Grand Duke Mikhail, Grand Duchess Olga) was erected by a prominent architect David Grimm in 1864 in the depth of Mikhailovsky park.
5 interesting historical facts about Mikhailovskaya Dacha and its inhabitants:
Grand Duke Nikolay, the first son of Grand Duke Mikhail, was an outstanding scientist, member of the French Academy, Chairman of Russian Historical Society. He wrote fundamental works on Russian history and established the first collections of Russian painting which started the famous Russian museum in St. Petersburg.
Grand Duke Mikhail, the second son of Grand Duke Mikhail, married against the will of his father. His wife was Sofia de Merenberg, the granddaughter of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. He was exiled from Russia for this illegal marriage. His daughter Anastasia founded a Pushkin’s museum in Bedfordshire, Great Britain.
Grand Duke Georgy, the third son of Grand Duke Mikhail, was a great connoisseur of arts. He was a founder of the Russian museum in St. Petersburg and became its Managing Director since foundation.
The major merit of Grand Duke Alexander, the fourth son of Grand Duke Mikhail, was creation of Russian military aviation. Jointly with famous Russian (afterwards – American) aircraft designer he managed to develop the first military air army.
In Geneva, Switzerland we can find a twin of St. Olga Church. It’s the Church of the Exaltation of the Holly Cross, the only difference is that it has 5 cupolas. Architect David Grimm built many churches in Nice, Copenhagen, New York.