|| The Alexander Hall in the Winter Palace was created
by Alexander Briullov after the 1837 fire. Architecturally the room,
which is dedicated to the memory of Emperor Alexander I and the 1812
War, is a combination of variations on the Gothic and Classical styles.
Twenty-four medallions incorporated into the frieze contain allegorical
representations of major events of the 1812 War and the subsequent
European campaigns of 1813-14 that reproduce in magnified form medals
made by the sculptor Count Fiodor Tolstoi. In the lunette on the end
wall is a medallion containing a bas-relief of Alexander I in the
guise of the Slav deity Rodomysl.