Prechistensky Gate Square

Prechistenskye Vorota Square (in 1924-1993 – Kropotkinskaya Square) – is part and, in fact, the beginning of the Boulevard Ring between Volkhonka, Prechistenka, Ostozhenka, Soymonovsky passage and Gogolevsky Boulevard in Moscow.

The metro station “Kropotkinskaya” is located on the square.

The square arose at the gate in the wall of the White City, from which Prechistenka Street began.

The former names of the square are Chertolsky Gates (XVI century) after Chertolye, Prechistensky Gates (until 1924) after the Church of the Most Pure Mother of God of Smolensk in the Novodevichy Convent, Kropotkinsky Gate Square, Kropotkinskaya Square and Kropotkinsky Gates (1924-1993) in memory of Prince Pyotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) – revolutionary, theorist of anarchism, geographer and geologist, explorer of East Asia. He was born in one of the nearby lanes – Shtatny (now Kropotkinsky Lane).

At the corner of Soimonovsky passage and Volkhonka, there is an ensemble of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior with a park, and from the side of Gogolevsky Boulevard, the western vestibule of the Kropotkinskaya metro station (architect of the vestibule S. M. Kravets) opens onto the square.

On the spit of Prechistenka and Ostozhenka, there is a monument to Friedrich Engels (1976, sculptor I. I. Kozlovsky).

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