Russian Colony of Alexandrovka
A piece of Russia in the middle of Prussia! And indeed the story of the Colony of Alexandrovka forms a significant chapter in the history of the relations between Prussia and Russia. This enclave to the north of Potsdam city centre was founded in 1826 by King Frederick William III of Prussia in honour of Tsar Alexander I, who had died the previous year.
The Colony was conceived as a memorial to the close relations between the ruling dynasties of Russia and Prussia, the Romanovs and the Hohenzollerns. Not only were the two houses politically united in the struggle against Napoleon. In 1817 the alliance was consolidated by marriage: the Prussian princess Charlotte has gone down in history as Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas I and Empress Consort of Russia...
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