A Member of the Last Russian Emperor’s Family Visited the Czarevitch’s Promenade
Dutchess Olga Kulikovskaya-Romanova arrived on a visit to Vladivostok as part of preparations for the coming 400th anniversary of Romanov dynasty of 2013.
Accompanied by Metropolitan Veniamin of Vladivostok and Primorye the Dutchess took a walk along the Czarevitch’s Promenade named after Nicholas II who had visited Vladivostok as heir to the throne.
“It is nice that the city is getting more places where you can take your family and kids to and get a walk. It is awesome that Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center presented the city with such a gift. I am impressed by how thoroughly the historical buildings have been restored. The architectural ensemble seamlessly combines the 19th century structures and modern details. It would be symbolic to arrange an exhibition of the Romanovs’ works at the new promenade,” Olga Kulikovskaya-Romanova proposed.
An exhibition of Great Duchess Olga, a gifted artist, is scheduled to be arranged as part of preparations for celebrating the 400th anniversary of Romanov house. The exhibition will arrive in Vladivostok in 2013 and be shown in one of the buildings at the Czarevitch’s Promenade about which a preliminary agreement was made with FESRC’s management. Construction will be completed in late October. After the city’s new promenade area opens interior work on the rehabilitated buildings will commence. The exhibition is planned to take place in one of them.
Olga Kulikovskaya-Romanova is a widow of Tikhon Kulikovsky-Romanov, a son of Great Duchess Olga, a full blood nephew of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, and a grandson of Emperor Alexander III.
JSC Dalzavod Ship Repair Center
The company belongs to Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center and was created by uniting the facilities of two yards – JSC 178th Ship Repair Yard of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and JSC Dalzavod. The main area of the company’s activity is ship repair, including repair of the Russian Pacific fleet’s ships and vessels. By virtue of modernizing the company’s operation and introducing new production solutions the current capacity of Dalzavod Ship Repair Center exceeds the combined indicators of its two comprising companies while its production area has downsized. The vacant lot was turned by JSC FESRC into the public & business and recreation areas. When renovated the Czarevitch’s Promenade would become a recreational center for Vladivostok’s residents and visitors. Its opening is envisaged on October 27, and will coincide with the Dalzavod’s 125th anniversary.