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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.

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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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