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City: Moscow

Pashkov House (?????? ???), Arbat district, Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka, 3/5 (Near to corner Mokhovaya and Vozdvizhenka streets. M: Borovitskaya 150m NE, M: Aleksandrovskiy Sad 300m N, M: Biblioteka imeni Lenina 350m NE). The famous Neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin. - It used to be home to the Rumyantsev Museum (Moscow's first public museum) in the 19th century. In 1925 the museum was closed, the exhibits went to other museums of the city, its books had formed the stem of the State Lenin Library. - The mansion, being at the same time a town manor, has a flat-topped lay-out with a court of honor opened towards the entrance. The facade looking on to the Mokhovaya Street is characterized by linear expansion. The arrangement centrifugally unwraps around and above. Two one-storey tunnels run to the right and to the left of the central cube ending in two-storied Service wings. The main building has colonnaded porticos on both sides. The building is topped with a cylindrical belvedere.


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