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    Kuskovo - Sheremetyev's family arms
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    Kuskovo - Sheremetyev's family arms
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    Early History (XVIII-XIX centuries)

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Kuskovo was known since the beginning of XVIth century as situated near Moscow ancestral lands of boyars Sheremetyev. These woody and marshy places were of little use for economic development and were used for hunting.

    The history of the estate dates back to 1715, when Tsar Peter the Great awarded the village of Kuskovo to Boris Sheremetyev, a field-marshal who excelled at the battle of Poltava and who decided to build a summer residence there. Boris Sheremetyev conceived to construct here a country palace, but he did not have time to carry out the project.

    His son Pyotr Borisovich Sheremetyev (1713-1788) became the organizer of the manor.
    According to his plan Kuskovo should be larger and more beautiful than manors of other grandees and must compare well with imperial residences.
    Construction of a manor was carried out in 30-90ss of XVIII-th century during the rule in Russia of Empresses Elizabeth and Ekaterina II. This manor was destinated for holding receptions, smart assemblies, festivals with fireworks and populous celebrations. The most solemn receptions took place in the Palace.

    Kuskovo Estate or Palace was created in full conformity with tastes and rules of Russian nobler life and art of XVIII-th century. It is the composite centre of the Kuskovo ensemble, one of the earliest samples of summer country residences of Russia.
    and although damaged by the French during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812, has since been completely restored to its former glory.

    In XVIIIth century festivities were hold in Kuskovo, which were attended by many inhabitants of Moscow. At that time the estate was 7.5 km from Moscow, between Vladimir and Ryazan roads.

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    Kuskovo in XX-th century and nowadays

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 13, 2008

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    Kuskovo Estate palace
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    Favorite thing: In XIX century the Estate fell into decline. In 1919 Kuskovo Estate got the status of the State Museum, and since 1938 it was consolidated with the only Ceramics Museum in Russia.

    Nowadays the museum possesses one of the richest collections of glass and ceramics from the Antiquity till modern times in the world. The funds of the museum number over 30,000 items of Russian and foreign art, including Italian majolica, Venetian, English and Russian glass, as well as Chinese porcelain. The museum boasts unique examples of Russian porcelain of the 18th-20th centuries.

    Working hours: Open: from 16th October to 14th April, 10am - 4pm, from 15th April to 15th October, 10am - 6pm.

    Official Web (in Russian) Kuskovo

    Phone: (495) 370-0160, 375-3131

    Squares:
    permament show rooms 3327,2ì2
    temporary exhibitions 351ì2
    museum's store 1044,45ì2
    museum's parks 32gà

    Average visitors per year:
    About 1 million
    Collections volume:
    33917, rare collection's items: 33917

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

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