Grand Kremlin Palace
Grand Kremlin Palace is one of the Kremlin's palaces situated on the Borovitsky Hill. Its facade faces the Moskva river and stretches for 125 metres. The group of buildings include the Terem Palace, nine churches and 700 rooms with total area of more than 25 000 sqm. The Grand Kremlin Palace was built in 1838-1849 by Konstantin Thon according to the order of Nicholas I of Russia.
The Palace was intended to be the monument of the Russian history and glory of the Russian army. At present it is the residence of the head of state. It hosts inaugural ceremonies, presentations of state awards and credentials, official receptions on the occasion of major public holidays.
2020: Restoration. Aleksandrovsky hall (642 sqm);
2020: Restoration. Andreyevsky hall (991 sqm);
2020: Restoration. Vladimirsky hall (540 sqm);
2020: Restoration. Malachite hall (345 sqm);
2020: Door recreation;
2019: Georgievsky Hall (1200 sqm);
2014: Apartments (283 sqm);
2011: Restoration. Chevalier hall (145 sqm);
2009: Restoration. Residence of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (300 sqm);
2009: Imperial family's private chambers (228 sqm);
2005: Special area (595 sqm).
The Grand Kremlin Palace consists of buildings and chambers arranged in rectangle around the courtyard (over 700 rooms). Five reception halls (Georgievsky, Vladimirsky, Aleksnadrovsky, Andreyevsky, and Ekaterininsky) are named for orders of the Russian Empire: the Orders of St. George, Vladimir, Alexander, Andrew and Catherine. At present all these halls are used for state and diplomatic receptions and official ceremonies.
In 2020 we completed a large-scale restoration of parquet flooring in the Grand Kremlin Palace:
Since 2005 our company has been completing restoration and rennovation works in the Grand Kremlin Palace. However, exactly this year we found by chance a message from masters of the past. As specialists say random things are not left in museums...
The names of parquet installers who did the restoration in 1970 are mentioned in the message. Probably that is how we picked up their activity. And we should take care of what was left for us and transfer it to future generations. We will preserve the achievements of our predecessors!
We removed lacquer in all the rooms, sanded carefully the flooring, partially replaced separate elements, filled in joints with foam, added glue and changed аfloor tanks.
By tradition we apply special lacquer (7 coats) that creates the impression of a mirror. When such flooring reflects the light the whole interior is full with light splash and looks magnificent.
«The order of St. Vladimir was awarded for continuous civil and military service».
Orders of the first class were awarded to 700 people, Orders of the second class were awarded to 3000 people,
Orders of the third class were awarded to 10000 people, Orders of the fourth class were awarded to 30000 people.
Vladimirsky hall is considered to be the main architectural element of the Grand Kremlin Palace. From this hall it is possible to get to the Georgievsky hall, the Faceted Chamber (15-16 cc.), Terem Palace (16-17 cc.) and other halls. This hall combines elements of three epochs: it is situated in the ancient part of the Palace and it connects new palace and medieval chambers, its peculiar point is the luxurious chandelier hanging off the ceiling. Parquet flooring is created according to Fyodor Solntsev's sketches.
Archive photos of parquet repair in 1975.
Parquet flooring before repair works.
We completed works in Vladimirsky hall (345 sqm) and neighbouring rooms (193 sqm).
We completely reconstructed the medallion for that hall.
Pictures of Vladimirsky hall after the restoration.