Pyotr Yeropkin Palace

This palace was built for Moscow’s commander-in-chief, Lieutenant General and Senator Pyotr Yeropkin (1724-1805). Catherine II put him in charge of “watching over the health of the whole city of Moscow” in 1717. After he ended a revolt that burst out the same year after an epidemic plague, the Empress offered him bestowing gifts that he refused. For that reason the Muscovites felt a great respect for him. In 1806, after the Senator and his wife died, the estate was bought so as to create a commerce college. The education there was classical and professional. Only the stone façade and a few walls survived the 1812 fire. It was then rebuilt and another building was added in 1853-1854. After the 1917 Revolution, it became the Institute of Foreign Languages. Nowadays it houses the Moscow State Linguistic University.
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