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Memorial Estates in St. Petersburg
October 10, 2015 11:23

In the 21st century memorial estates of the great Russians of the past century are cultural and historical monuments under federal protection. Most of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Visitors have an opportunity to share life and creativity of outstanding personalities, tune to the beat of those years and just relax in the lap of wonderful Central Russian landscapes.

Memorial Estate 'Rozhdestveno'
The classical house with an attic built at the end of the 18th century on the bank of the small river Gryaznaya attracts visitors with its respectable look and rich history. It houses the museum of its last owner, the world famous writer Vladimir Nabokov. The estate is bosomed with a rich park that has trees over 220 years old. In the park area there are caves and a healing spring.
Address: Bolshoi Prospect, Village of Rozhdestveno, Gatchina District, Leningrad Region.

Memorial Estate of the Hannibals
This is the ancestral home of the greatest Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Here are his roots, since his mother was born here. She got married to the poet's father in a local church. The poet's nurse Arina Rodionovna glorified in some of his poems was a native of the village of Suida, where the estate is located. The merited chieftain Alexander Suvorov frequented the estate. The local park harbours relics of the epoch of Abram Hannibal, the great grandfather of Alexander Pushkin and a close associate of Peter the Great.
Address: 4, Tsentralnaya Street, Settlement of Suida, Gatchina District, Leningrad Region.

Nicholas Roerich Memorial Estate in Izvara
We all come from childhood. The famous Russian artist Nicholas Roerich spent his youth in this manor. Childhood spent in the ancient Russian estate of the 18th century cultivated in him life-long love for this country. The former manour house exhibits originals of his paintings, and pieces of furniture of that time.
Address: Izvara Village, Volosovsky  District, Leningrad Region

Pavel Shcherbov Memorial Estate
The caricaturist Pavel Shcherbov built this creatively different house in 1911, after moving from St. Petersburg to the Gatchina District in the Leningrad Region. This unique architectural construction was often visited by Fyodor Shalyapin, Maxim Gorky, and Alexander Kuprin. Presently it is his literary and memorial museum.
Address: 4 Chekhov Street, Gatchina District of the Leningrad Region 

Ilya Repin Memorial Estate 'Penates'
The illustrious Russian artist Ilya Repin lived in this estate for 30 years. Now it is a memorial museum of the Russian Academy of Arts. It keeps the genuine atmosphere of the artist's home. The exposition presents originals of Ilya Repin's painitngs, his personal paraphernalia, original pieces of furniture and house utensils. Splendid park of the estate inspired the landscapist for creating a number of paintings.
Address: 411, Primorskoye Shosse, Repino Settlement, Leningrad Region

Memorial Estate of Priyutino
The memorial estate of Priyutino is a classical paragon of the early 19th century estate, belonging to A.N.Olenin, the president of the Russian Arts Academy. The mansion is surrounded with a magnificent park. Alexander Pushkin and Ivan Krylov were frequent guests here.
Address: 1, Priyutinskaya Street,  the town of Vsevolzhsk near St. Petersburg

Derzhavin Memorial Estate
This mansion with sixteen interior halls owned by the renowned Russian poet Gavriil Derzhavin was a cultural center of St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 19th century. The donaire of the house is the study room of Gavriill Derzhavin, who personally designed all the furniture in it. Of special interest is also the room with "gold wall-paper", which was hand embroidered by the poet's wife.
Address: 118, Fontanka Embankment 

Pavel Chistyakov Memorial Estate
The estate was home to the artist Pavel Chistyakov, a professor of the Russian Academy of Arts. The wooden house in the style of traditional Russian architecture was built for him by the architect Alexander Kolb. Rich wooden carving, original paintings by Pavel Chistyakov, an ancient grand piano – everything here shines with nobility and emphasizes the perfect taste of its owner. The house was frequented by his pupils, the famous Russian artists: Victor Borisov-Musatov and Victor Vasnetsov, Vassily Polenov and Mikhail Vrubel, Anton Kandaurov and Ilya Repin, Vassily Surikov and Valentin Serov.
Address: 23, Moskovskoye Highway, Pushkin town in the Leningrad Region


Author: Vera Ivanova

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