Kamchatka – beloved dog of the Emperor In the 19 century Gatchina became the favorite residence of Russian emperors, they landscaped palaces, parks, and city. At the end of XIX century Alexander III paid special attention to environmental issues, the site says history-gatchina.ru. On his orders had been taken to "protect the lakes of the Imperial fleet and the menagerie on the influx of these dirty street water flowing from the city, situated on a slope to the lakes, as well as dirty water landing wooden pipes. As a result, in Gatchina was built a new city collector, which today continues to operate. Further work was done to drain the park and the restoration of the total hydraulic system, starting with Kolpanskogo lake. Favorite place to play the king's children had their own little garden with its lovely green corridors, multiple paths, sculptures and flowerbeds. In the late nineteenth century, there appeared "a quiet corner of sorrow".
Under windows private rooms of Alexander III, began to bury loved ones in the family of animals: "a faithful sovereign and animals worthy of memory". Today on the plates kept touching the names of dogs, cats, parrots. Among the memorable characters stand out two small pyramid of granite. A monument dedicated to the Kamchatka Peninsula, a beloved sheepdog Alexander III. The dog was presented to Emperor sailors of the cruiser Africa. During a railway accident in 1888, when the royal family miraculously survived, dog died. "Is it from people I have at least one disinterested friend, and there can not be, a dog can, and Kamchatka is a" – sadly, wrote Alexander III at the end of life.