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House on The Embankment, Moscow
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The House on the Embankment is a block-wide apartment house in downtown Moscow, Russia. It faces Bersenevskaya Embankment on one side and Serafimovicha Street on the other side. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence for the Soviet elite. It was designed by Boris Iofan.Prior to construction, the site, in the Bersenevka neighborhood of the island opposite the Moscow Kremlin, was occupied by the Wine and Salt Court, an old distillery and excise warehouse. The building currently has 505 apartments, a theater, a movie theater, restaurants, and retail stores.Notable past residents included:Svetlana Alliluyeva Hovhannes BagramyanGeorgi DimitrovBoris IofanNikolai KamaninAlexei KosyginArtem MikoyanValentin TrifonovYuri TrifonovMikhail TukhachevskyMikhail VodopianovNikita Khrushchev
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  • Only 2 rooms and many interesting objects not people latter nomenclature. On the third Sunday of the month-free entry.
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  • A brief history of the building of the ship's first tour guide, told a great excursion from berezhkovskaya ring, then the linear ship that stopped on demand at all piers. From here through the Marsh area left to Lužkovskomu bridge-my ticket operated all day, including on a cruise around the island.
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  • Despite the fact that many literary sources this House invariably referred to as "infamous", watch it really wanted to. And the ride more than lived up to expectations. In my opinion, this House could be called the first mikrogorodom of his time. Judge for yourself: in the House about 25 porches and 505 apartments. All necessary infrastructure its: cinema, laundry, Bank, a dining room and even a kindergarten on the top floor of one of the entrances. Residents of the House were created almost ideal living conditions. Firstly, very many apartments were ranging in size from 100 square metres, i.e. large enough. While the kitchen was given less space, because breakfast, lunch and dinner, all residents in the dining room, located in the courtyard. Thus, all were constantly on mind no individualism almost communal system. By the way the dining room still exists and functions as a café. Sample local dishes at this time failed-there were celebrating someone's birthday with a big company. While the kitchen was a garbage disposal: throw away the excess could be without leaving your apartment-convenient. If owners have visitors, they where a pass, and they had to leave the House until 23.00. This is very strictly monitored. The museum itself is located on 1 floor and consists of a small flat, chock driven memorable pieces of 30 's and 40 's. Guide enough detail about their owners and their destinies. BTW the yard quite snug: fountain, playgrounds, laundry on the balcony hanging. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is directly across the road, you can make beautiful photo.
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