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The Russian most eminent architect Vasily Stasov (1769–1848) is famed for his numerous Neoclassical creations in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other places.

His commissions for Tsarskoe Selo include the cast-iron To-my-Dear-Comrades-in-Arms Gate, dedicated to Alexander I’s fellow-soldiers and the victory over Napoleon in 1812.

After the great fire of 1820, he was entrusted to remodel some interiors of the Catherine Palace: the State (Marble) Study of Emperor Alexander I, Bedchamber, Chinese Drawing-Room, Church Staircase, Church Anteroom, and others. Many of his works established standards for architects of Neoclassicism.