The Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia, c1890-c1905. Founded in 1756, the Alexandrinsky Theatre is Russia's oldest national theatre. The Neoclassical building was designed by Carlo Rossi and was completed in 1832. It has staged the premieres of plays by some of Russia's foremost playwrights, including Alexandr Griboyedov, Aleksandr Ostrovsky, and Anton Chekhov. Found in the collection of The State Central A Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow.