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The History of Elite Housing in Ostozhenka

From Boyars to Oligarchs

The first tour will tell its participants about five landmarks of Ostozhenka Street that come from different periods of Moscow history, from the boyar era to Perestroika and our time.

During the tour, its participants will discover how the Golytsins Chambers, elite housing of the 17th century, are designed, explore classical architecture showcased by the House of Governor Pyotr Yeropkin and see city villas built by Lev Kekushev, a master of Art Nouveau. Guide Denis Romodin will also tell tour participants what happened to the street in the Soviet times and what is happening to it today, when it has become one of the most luxurious Moscow districts.

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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