The gaffe was spotted Wednesday by Latvian MEP Inese Vaidere - currently barred from entering Russia - who posted the front page of the June 24 New York Times' paid-for "Russia Beyond The Headlines" supplement on her facebook account with the comment:
"Surely Russia has a 'tourism image problem' if must use a photo of Rundāle Palace in Latvia for its paid advertisment in the New York Times."
Russia Beyond The Headlines supplements appear in several major world newspapers and are financed by the Russian government.
You can see the front cover in all its glory here.
If you like the look of the place and want to visit - welcome to Latvia and the beautifully restored Rundale Palace!