Kadriorg Palace stands within its own grounds on the
northern side of Weizenbergi street in Kadrioru park in Tallinn. This is part
of the leafy district of Kadriorg, which lies to the immediate east of central
Tallinn. The Russian empire captured Estonia as a prize from Sweden in 1710,
during the Great Northern War, and although the Baltic German nobility largely
remained in charge, Russian influences began to be felt. Kadriorg Palace was built
as a resplendent summer residence under the orders of Czar Peter I (1682-1725)
for Empress Catherine. Construction began in 1718 under Niccolo Michett. Today it
serves as the official residence of the president of the republic of Estonia.
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