two-story mansion on the street Spiridonovka built in the late 19th century by the famous architect Fyodor Shechtel. Now the building is declared a monument of architecture and history. This is the official website of the Moscow mayor.

Is the object of cultural heritage of Federal importance and is considered one of the best examples of urban farmstead built in the late XIX century, – says the head of the Department of cultural heritage of Moscow Alexey Emelyanov. – In the design of its facades are features of English Gothic – pointed spires at the edge of the roof, Lancet Windows and gargoyle on the downpipes, and the edges of the terraces. In the Gothic style and a fence with a gate. After conducting research was determined and confirmed by the subject of protection, which included all the valuable elements that form a unique historic character of the building.

according to the portal, in the painting of the interior of the mansion was attended by famous artist Mikhail Vrubel. This mansion was a gift of philanthropist Savva Morozov to his wife, Zinaida Grigorievna. After her husband’s death she owned the mansion until 1909, then sold it to another patron – Ryabushinsky.

Recall that in Soviet times it housed the offices of the provincial food Department,and since 1929 the people’s Commissariat of foreign Affairs. Now here is the reception House of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The building is known by the fact that in 1996 there was a meeting of the “Big eight”. And the year before the building caught fire, fortunately the facades and interiors is almost not affected.