The Russian Czar Alexander II, Alexander III and the last Czar Nicolai II and his family spent their summers in this lovely Renaissance style Palace in Yalta.

It has become especially famous because of the Yalta Conference which took place here in February 1945 between Churchill for England, Stalin for Russia and Roosevelt for the USA.

These three statesmen met here to redraw the map of  postwar Europe around the table you can see on the picture below.

Yalta was the second of three conferences. The first one had taken place in 1943 in Teheran and the third one in July 945 in Potsdam.

We have been told that the conference took place here in Crimea because Churchill wanted to go to a place where the climate was mild.

There is a lavish Park around the palace and you have a view to the port.

Ippolit Antonovich Monighetti (1819–1878) was a famous  Russian architect of Swiss descent [1] who worked for the Romanov family. He refurbished this palace and also some rooms in the Catherine Palace.

Eine kurze Zusammenfassung zu diesem Thema auf Deutsch kann hier heruntergeladen werden:

Yalta Konferenz.docx

The family of the last Czar with his 5 children, Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia and Alexej.

The most beautiful room in the palace

Newspaper excerpt concerning the Yalta Conference and its famous participants.

This is a tiny castle called „The Swallow‘s Nest“ perched on a cliff above above the Black Sea.It is one of the better known attractions and was built at the beginning of the twentieth century.

On the 16th March 2014 elections have taken place and it was decided that the Crimea will go along with Russia.
People who thought differently were ostracized  and intimidated previous to these elections.

Am 16.3.2014 wurde nun  abgestimmt und die Krim will  sich anscheinend an Russland anschliessen. Im Vorfeld der Wahlen wurden andersdenkende jedoch mariginaliert und eingeschüchtert.
In data 16.3.2014 è stato votato ed è stato deciso che la Crimea seguirà in futuro la Russia.
Prima di queste votazioni sono state emarginate persone con altre idee ed sono anche state intimidate.