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Question 1: The main porch is built of ________ sandstone and adorned with griffins, coats-of-arms, and cast-iron lanterns.
CologneDortmundHamburgBremen

Question 2: Other details are cast in ________.
RawmillCement kilnConcretePortland cement

Question 3: Construction work lasted from ________ to 1872.
1957196518671963

Question 4: Also preserved has been much of Vladimir's collection of late 19th-century porcelain, most of it manufactured in the ________, and painted or decorated by its leading artists.
Franck MullerArarat (brandy)Imperial Porcelain FactoryMikimoto Kōkichi

Question 5: Like the ________ and the Marble Palace, the Vladimir Palace fronts Palace Embankment; water frontage on the Neva was extremely prized by the Russian aristocracy.
Saint PetersburgHermitage MuseumCatherine PalaceWinter Palace

Question 6: The collection has been extended to include interesting porcelain from the early Soviet period, including figures of ________ and Nijinsky, as well as vases and dinner services inspired by constructivism.
Sergei RachmaninoffFeodor ChaliapinAlexander PushkinRussia

Question 7: The façade, richly ornamented with stucco rustication, was patterned after Leon Battista Alberti's palazzi in ________.
FlorenceItalyRomeGenoa

Question 8: The Vladimir Palace (Russian: Влади́мирский дворе́ц, Vladimirsky dvorets) was the last imperial palace to be constructed in Saint Petersburg, ________.
Russian cultureUnited StatesMoscowRussia







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