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What's the background to the popularity of turquoise in Russian architecture?

It's entirely modern. In 1840, the Winter Palace wasn't teal. This page has a lovely timeline of how its color changed in the moist Baltic climate from beige to ochre, before being painted...bright ...
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What's the background to the popularity of turquoise in Russian architecture?

It would be quite difficult to precisely date the era it started as a way to use the colour (and not only the stone) and paint buildings with turquoise, or why people started to like and use it, but ...
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