Cameron also designed the new town of Sofiya immediately south of the Tsarskoye Selo park.
'Cameron remains one of the greatest exponents of British taste and British Art abroad,' claimed the Russian-born author, Georges Loukomski, 'and if he has been completely forgotten in his own country, it would seem only right to rectify this omission and give him the place he deserves in the history of British Art.' At the time, Cameron's creations in Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk were being smashed and burned by a common enemy during the Siege of Leningrad.
Menelaws had signed up as a master vaulter, and as such he was to be responsible for one of the most crucial of Cameron's Tsarskoye Selo assignments: the construction of the vaults in the Cold Baths, the extremely luxurious recreational complex at the southern end of Catherine's palace.
And simultaneously Hastie, after several years assisting Cameron at Tsarskoye Selo, was establishing an independent career as an architect.
Having thus proved himself, Hastie was appointed chief architect of Tsarskoye Selo in 1808.
But Menelaws' most important court commissions, and his undoubted masterpieces, were to be the imperial palace and park ensembles at Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof.