The building known as the Governor’s Mansion was built at the dawn of the city’s existence, in the early 1780s. Along with many other buildings fire that broke out in 1842 destroyed the Governor’s Palace, which was then on Peter and Paul Square. Governor Ogarev set up his office here.
In the first half of the 1860s, the Governor of Perm was Alexander Grigoryevich Lashkarev. The Lashkarevs are considered descendants of the Laskaris, the Byzantine Imperial Dynasty of the 13th century Nicene Reconquista period. The descendant of the conquerors of the Crusaders firmly and resolutely carried out the Emancipation Reform of 1861 in the Urals.
On August 5, 1868, when the Governor was Bernhard Vasilyevich Struve, the mansion was visited by the son of Emperor Alexander II, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich. In the garden of the Governor’s Mansion, tastefully decorated and illuminated, girls of the Perm orphanage brought a basket of flowers to the Grand Duke.
In June 1887, when Lukoshkov was the Governor of Perm, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich and his son Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich stayed at the mansion during their visit to our city.
In the spring of 1910, another Governor arrived in Perm – Viktor Aleksandrovich Lopukhin. The Lopukhins family arose at the end of the 17th century, when Peter the Great married its representative, Evdokia Feodorovna, who became the Tsarina of all Russia.
The tsar’s relative Viktor Alexandrovich Lopukhin headed the Perm Province for only about a year, but managed to fully demonstrate such qualities as energy, firmness and determination. In the summer of 1910, a cholera epidemic broke out but thanks to the actions of the Governor, the infection did not spread across the province. Lopukhin was also actively involved in preparations for celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Reform of 1861, the centenary of the Patriotic War of 1812 and the Romanov Dynasty Tercentenary.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.