Krasnopresnenskaya embankment in Moscow

Krasnopresnenskaya embankment is an embankment on the left bank of the Moskva River in the Presnensky district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It passes under the Bagration and Novoarbatsky bridges. It is a continuation of the 4th Krasnogvardeisky lane, passes into the Smolenskaya embankment and to Presnenskaya embankment. Exhibition and Glubokoy lanes, 1905 and Nikolaev streets overlook the embankment. The embankment was built from prefabricated reinforced concrete, lined with granite.

The embankment got its name in 1940 in memory of the armed uprising of 1905.

Krasnopresnenskaya embankment arose in the 1760s – 1770s. At the end of the 18th century, the Prokhorovskaya Manufactory (now the Trekhgornaya Manufactory) was built in the Three Mountains area. In 1965-1979, the House of Soviets of the RSFSR (now the House of the Government of the Russian Federation) was built on the embankment.

Buildings and facilities

No. 2 – House of Soviets of the RSFSR (1965-1979, architects D.N. Chechulin, P.P. Shteller), now – House of the Government of the Russian Federation

No. 2/1 – between Glubokoy Lane and Nikolaeva Street, the facade of a residential building built in the early 1950s according to the project of architect I. I. Loveyko overlooks the embankment. Initially, it was assumed that the house would become part of a huge residential complex, which was supposed to occupy most of the territory on which the modern House of the Government of the Russian Federation stands.

No. 6 – IFD Capital

No. 10, pp. 1, 6, 7 – Power plant of the Tryokhgornaya Manufactory factory, now – GT-TES Energo:

Main building with turbine and boiler sections and a chemical water treatment tower (1925-1928, architect M. I. Babitsky, engineer A. Sorokin)

No. 12 – The building of the Sovincenter (1977-1981, architects V. S. Kubasov, M. V. Posokhin, P. I. Skokan), now – the World Trade Center

No. 14 – Exhibition Complex (1972-1979, architects M. V. Posokhin, B. I. Thor, L. Kotovoy, N. Schreter, etc.), now – Expocentre

No. 16 – Trade and pedestrian bridge “Bagration” (1997, architect B. I. Thor, designer V. I. Traush)

Main attractions and facilities around: Kiyevsky railway stationEurope SquareSavvinskaya EmbankmentRostovskaya embankmentBogdan Khmelnitsky BridgeRadisson Slavyanskaya hotelSmolenskaya embankmentBorodinsky BridgeCOMECON building, Ukraina Hotel, MIBC Moscow City, Novoarbatsky bridge, White House.

Vystavochnaya metro station is 50 m from the beginning of the embankment, Smolenskaya station is 600 m from the end of the embankment. Bus 4 runs along the section of the embankment between Nikolaeva Street and Svobodnaya Rossii Square to the metro stations Krasnopresnenskaya and Shelepikha. Also between Presnenskaya embankment and ulitsa 1905 goda bus C43, which takes you to the metro stations Ulitsa 1905 goda, Mezhdunarodnaya, Vystavochnaya and Shelepikha.

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