Exhibition "Catherine II. Way to the Throne" opened in the State Historical Museum is dedicated to the 250th anniversary since the accession to the throne of the well-known ruler.
The exposition acquaints visitors with the initial stage of life of Catherine II in Russia: from her arrival to the country to her enthronement.
Key sections of the exposition will tell about the origin of the German princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg and her education, arrival in Russia, conversion into Orthodoxy, marriage to the successor to the Russian throne, giving birth to their son, as well as the palace revolution of June 28 and coronation of September 22, 1762.
The materials and relics gathered at the exhibition are of great historical value and will make it possible for visitors to plunge into the atmosphere of the 18th century.