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The side facade of the former Shuvalova Mansion exits onto Kolymazhny Lane. On this facade we see posters advertising the Museum of Private Collections. You can get to the entrance by way of the courtyard.
The idea of opening a Museum of Private Collections came from Ilya Silberstein, the well-known collector, art critic, literary critic, and owner of a vast collection of Russian and foreign art-works. The Museum first opened its doors at Volkhonka 14. However, once Shuvalova's House had been renovated, the collection was relocated here to Volkhonka 10.
The galleries of the Museum of Private Collection run to more than 7000 works of art from Russia and Western Europe, dating from the C15th to the C20th, and sourced from 30 private collections. The works cover the genres of painting, drawing, sculpture, applied art, and photography. The displays combine both ancient works and modern pieces, and have already gained the status of art classics.
There are 23 different permanent exhibition galleries in the Museum of Private Collections, a gallery on the 3rd Floor, and a hall for concerts and press-conferences. The glass entrance and the atrium which connects its two buildings frequently remind art-lovers of the Louvre in Paris.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.
The current church is the second to stand on this site. The original church, built during the 19th century, took more than 40 years to build. It was destroyed in 1931 during the Communist rule of Joseph Stalin. The demolition was supposed to make way for a colossal Palace of the Soviets that was never built, so the church was reconstructed in the 1990s on the same site.
The Cathedral is located on Volkhonka Street, which starts from Borovitskaya Square. The name of the street appeared at the end of the XVIII century when on the lands of the Volkonskis, a famous noble family was a popular tavern "Volkhonka". The street is one of the most ancient in Moscow. It was famous as a district for the rich.
This district is going to become Moscow Museum District. During the tour you will see and have the opportunity to visit a number of art museums: The Tsvetkovsky Gallery, The Ilya Glazunov Art Gallery, The Lopukhin Family Mansion (aka the Roerich Museum), Gallery of European and American Art of the C19th and C20th, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Private Collections. While walking here you will understand why Moscow used to be accepted as a beautiful jewelry box. In the lanes you will discover old mansions and fall in love with stories of Russian noble families. Such are The Golitsyn Mansion, The Lopukhin Family Mansion, Obolonsky's Mansion, Sergey Tretyakov's Mansion etc. The Chambers of Averky Kirillov - a unique example of a large urban homestead. Chambers, Church of St. Nicholas and outbuildings along the waterfront are a single architectural complex.
Another bright example of Moscow architecture is Pertsova's Rental Apartment Mansions. The house was an apartment house, located on the corner of Soymonovsky passage and Prechistenskaya embankment, built in 1905-1907 by architects N. Zhukov and B.N. Shnaubert on sketches of the artist S.V. Malyutin, author of Russian nesting dolls. The house includes apartments and artists' studios in the upper attic of the building.