• Go through the door at the top of the stairs and pass through the large rooms 192, 191,
and 190 (notice the room numbers posted over doorways) to reach room 189.
The Malachite Room: This drawing room, which dates from just after the 1837 fire, is
decorated with malachite, a green copper-based mineral found in Russia's Ural Mountains.
After the first stage of the Russian Revolution in spring 1917, in which the czar was ousted,
a provisional government led by Alexander Kerensky declared Russia a republic. This gov-