Kudrinskaya Square in Moscow

Kudrinskaya Square (from 1919 to 1922 and from 1925 to 1992 – Uprising Square, from 1922 to 1925 – Eugene Pottier Square) – an area in the Presnensky district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow on the Garden Ring between Barrikadnaya, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya, Bolshaya Nikitskaya and Povarskaya streets, Novinsky Boulevard and Kudrinsky Lane.

It appeared at the end of the 18th century on the site of the village of Kudrino.

Main attractions

Residential building on Kudrinskaya Square (Kudrinskaya Square, 1) – a 24-storey building, built in 1954 according to the project of Mikhail Posokhin and Ashot Mndoyants, one of the “Stalin skyscrapers”. The building is sometimes called the “House of Aviators” among the people: the apartments in it belonged to senior employees of the aviation industry, test pilots, and command staff of the Air Force.

Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (Barrikadnaya street, 2/1, building 1). The Empire style building was built by Ivan Gilardi. Until 1811, it housed the Main Pharmacy, and after that – the Alexander Philistine Institute. After 1811, the building was occupied by the Widow’s House. Now the building houses the Russian Medical Academy department.

Museum “P. I. Tchaikovsky and Moscow” (Kudrinskaya Square, 46/54). It combines two buildings: the main house and an outbuilding of the city estate of the 19th century. Composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky lived in the apartment, located on the second floor of the wing.

The estate of A. K. Koptev-N. A. Meyendorff (Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, 57/46, building 1). The building was repeatedly rebuilt, the last time it was reconstructed in 1900 according to the project of the architect A. V. Flodin.

Nearest attractions: Moscow ZooMoscow Planetarium.

Nearest metro: BarrikadnayaKrasnopresnenskaya.

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