House of Moscow Governors-General

This beautiful building from the 18th century hosts Moscow’s city administration since the early 1990s. It is located on the city’s most prestigious street in Soviet times: Tverskaya Street. Moscow’s governor, Earl Zakhar Chernychev, entrusted famous Russian architect Matvey Kazakov with the designing of what was going to be his mansion. The work was completed in 1784. Built in stone, it had a classical-style portico as well as circular wings. When the Earl died, the mansion was bought by the State. Damaged in 1812 and 1823, it was renovated and then after the Bolshevik revolution it became property of Moscow’s soviet. In the years 1920-1930 it was very much modified: the wings were destroyed. After the War, two more floors were added. The façade was painted in its current colors: white and red. Deeply modified in Soviet times, the interior was partially restored in 1988.
Sign up for our emails!
Why subscribe? First, our newsletters are captivating! We are one of the few tour operators specializing in Russian and Georgian nature, who invests a lot of resources into photo and video-shooting. That’s why even sitting in the office, you’ll feel like you are making your way among arctic ices, walking along taiga valleys, admiring volcanos or looking in the mirror of crystal Baikal waters. Second, there is lots of useful stuff in our letters. The information about outstanding places, new routes’ descriptions, stories from expeditions and trips. And don’t worry, we write in an easy and entertaining manner. And finally, we’re not pushy. You will get all this beauty not often than once a month or two. So you’re gonna miss us!