Fyodor Osipovich Schechtel is an architect of world reputation, who exercised his talent at the turn of the 20th century and created the miracle of “Moscow Art Nouveau”. He originates from a German background; however he is a truly Russian architect, whose works keep amazing us nowadays. There are good reasons why government offices and embassies have taken a fancy […]Read more
Life and traditions of old Moscow
The late XIX and early XX centuries became the era of change for Russia and Moscow. The city was filled with new types of transport (horse-drawn trams, buses, trams), there were new ways of communication between people (telegraph and telephone). The streets were lighted by gas means, and soon with the help of electricity. Cinematograph and photograph were developed actively, music can be listened now with gramophones – in a word, this period radically changed the life and leisure of people.
This is the only Museum in Moscow dedicated to the history of the oldest Meshansky district. In the atmosphere of the old mansion you will be able to enjoy the cozy Moscow life, learn about traditions, family values and legends of Meshansky district. In addition to traditional guided tours and lectures you will find a lot of exciting journeys for […]Read more
Over the years as huts, barns and towers topped with straw grew into a city there were more cases of fires, which had a devastating effect. They became a daily threat of losing relatives and property. Fires occurred for various reasons including careless handling of fire, coming naturally (drought, lightning) or because of arson. In the period of internal wars […]Read more
Moscow Museum of Archaeology is located in Moscow Manezhnaya Square’s underground hall at the depth of 7 meters depth and straight on the large-scale excavation site dated 1993-1996. The museum gives a glimpse on medieval Moscow as well as on the history of modern Moscow Manezhnaya Square’s development. The visit to the museum will give one an outlook about the […]Read more
Central Moscow Hippodrome is the first and one of the largest hippodromes in Russia. It was founded in 1834. In its very first year there were only two horseracing days and only 12 horses participated in races. Being the ground for many global horse races the Hippodrome also serves the ground for The Great Russian Prize (Derby) with horses of […]Read more
Russian post is one of the oldest in Europe. It dates back to the formation of Kievan Rus in IX-X centuries. In those days, the so called “povoz” tax was laid on the peasantry. The population was obliged to maintain the roads, provide carts with horses, food and guides for public use. Subsequently, “povoz” became the basis for the creation […]Read more