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Walk along Spiridonovka Street

How a swamp turned into a prestigious street

At this tour the viewers will walk down the Spiridonovka as the story will describe, how a swamp, that was used for herding goats, eventually turned into a prestigious street where soviet elite lived. Why did the writer Alexey Tolstoi live in a servants' house and where did Margarita live according to Bulgakov's fans? Let's find out.

A series of video tours through the iconic places of the streets of Moscow. The program is presented by Larisa Skrypnik, a Moscow scholar and senior researcher at the Museum of Moscow, and Denis Romodin, a Moscow scholar and researcher at the Museum of Moscow, author of articles on urban architecture, as well as a lecture course "Living in Moscow", dedicated to the everyday life of citizens in the XX century.


The Museum of Moscow was founded in 1896. The museum is located in the Proviantskiye Sklady (Foodstuff Warehouses), a federal monument of architecture. The museum's catalogue numbers about 800,000 items, including a rich collection of archaeological artefacts. The Museum of Moscow has four branches: the Lefortovo Museum, the Old English Court, the Museum of Archaeology and the Gilyarovskiy Centre.

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