This is the first association of the privately owned historic estates in modern Russia. It comprises 30 major estates, located in the 15 Russian regions. The background, as well as the time of construction, the historic ownership and subsequent fate of each of them is unique. Most of the buildings and grounds are now restored and open to the public. Here you can find the ancestral noble manors, the large manufacturers’ estates and luxury landlords’ retreats (as appears in the book in Russian alphabetical order).
The Altun Estate in the Pskov region has been known since the middle of the 18th century. The great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin had stayed many times with the owner of the estate in the 1820s. The estate and the magnificent landscape park have been restored and opened to the public. There is also a hotel and restaurant, as well as many cultural events and festivals being held.
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The Astashovo Estate in the Kostroma region is known for being a masterpiece of wooden architecture of the late 19th century – a three storey palace. The building is completely restored using historical techniques and is open to the public.
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The Batashev-Shepelev Estate in the Nizhny Novgorod region was constructed in 1760-1770 and has been the heart and soul of the Verkhne-Vyksunsky factory. Now a large museum is located on the territory of the estate, hosting a number of exhibitions and special events.
More information is available on www.vyksa-usadba.ru
The Belkino Estate in the Kaluga region has been known since the second half of the 18th century. There is reason to believe that Alexander Pushkin visited the estate. The estate was the cultural centre of the Silver Age. The magnificent estate park has been restored and a number of cultural events are held here.
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The house of the priest and writer I.S. Belyustin, related to the middle of the 19th century, is situated in the centre of Kalyazin on the bank of the Volga River in the Tver region. The scientific restoration of the houses with their interiors has been completed.
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The house of the Moscow merchant D.F. Vinokurov, built in 1869, is located in the quiet Zamoskvorechie district. Now the Three Centuries Gallery is located here.
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The Volosovo Estate in the Tver region represents a masterpiece of Russian architecture of the end of the 18th century. Now the restoration work in the main building and in the park is practically completed. The museum related to the history of the estate has been established.
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The Voronino Estate (18th century) in the Yaroslavl region, after more than half a century, belongs again to the descendants of the Leontyev noble family. They have fully restored the estate and established a museum. There is a hotel in the centuries-old park, where festivals and different cultural events are often held.
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Zhomini Estate — built in 1813 by the French general, on the land granted to him by the Russian emperor. The main house, park and vineyard were restored to its original appearance in 2014. The estate regularly holds themed events and excursions.
Pashkov Estate — this architectural and lanscape ensemble took forty years to complete, from 1828 to 1868. The guest wing and park have been restored, and you can visit exhibitions there.
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The main house of the Zubov Estate in Moscow refers to the end of the 18th century. The estate is open for cultural and artistic projects.
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The Kessler-Fersman Estate in Crimea (late 19th century) is more like a small «castle». Here the member of the Academy of
Science – Fersman A.E. spent his childhood. Now the restoration work is almost complete.
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The Krasino-Ubereznoe Estate in the Tula region (middle of the 18th century) is located on the picturesque bank of the Oka river. In the main manor house a museum has been opened, where various special events can be conducted.
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The Krasnoe Estate in New Moscow was first mentioned in the 16th century. You can visit the temple and the park by prior arrangement. However, the interior of the manor house is currently under reconstruction.
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The Maryino Estate located on the outskirts of St.Petersburg, is the former family seat of the Stroganoff Counts and Prince Golitsyn. It has been restored to its fullest glory. The park is open for promenades. There are excursions, balls, concerts and other events in the palace and grounds. Part of the estate has been refurbished as hotel rooms.
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The «Arina R» literary hotel is located in the heart of the Mikhaylovskoye Museum-Estate in the Pskov region. Everything here is connected to the great poet Alexander Pushkin. Activities include tours around the nature resort and sightseeing in Pskov. There is a restaurant and conference room.
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The «Gontcharov» park-hotel is located in the park of the famous Linen Factory museum-estate (18th century) in the Kaluga region, in the ancient Сoach-house. It is the family estate of the famous poet Alexander Pushkin’s wife – Natalia Gontcharova. There is a restaurant, as well as a conference room and boat station.
More information is available on www.goncharov-park-hotel.ru
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The Muravyov-Apostol Estate in Moscow (middle of the 18th century) has changed a lot of owners over two centuries, but it is known as the house of three members of the Decembrist appraising. Currently the house is renovated and open as a place for cultural and artistic events.
More information is available on www.ma-housemuseum.ru
The Pleshanov Estate (19th century) in the Rostov city of the Yaroslavl region is a charming hotel with restaurants, museums and all the necessary conditions and details which help to relax in an atmosphere of noble antiquity.
More information is available on www.hotelvrostove.ru
In the eight estates, that are part of the «Silver Ring of Russia» and located in the Kaluga, Ryazan and Tula regions, historical research is currently being undertaken. The restoration work of the historical buildings and the reconstruction of the lost ones has commenced. The project involves the creation of a network of park-hotels and cultural and museum centres within the estates.
The Serednikovo Estate in the Moscow region is a unique architectural ensemble of Russian classicism of the 18th century, associated with the great poet Mikhail Lermontov and the famous reformer Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin. The estate is open to the public (the museum, horse riding club, cafe) and there are also different cultural and artistic events held here.
More information is available on www.serednikovo.su
The Skornyakovo-Arkhangelskoe Estate in the Lipetsk region was first mentioned in the 1680’s. There is a hotel and restaurant on the ground; there are different activities such as boating, cycling, and horse riding. You can also visit various conferences, workshops and other special events.
More information is available on www.usadba-nadonu.ru
The Studeniye Klyutchi Estate (Cold Springs) is located in the Ivanovo region on the picturesque bank of the Volga River. The famous Moscow architect Adamovitch constructed the buildings in the early 20th century. The park and the house are now being restored. There are a number of festivals, concerts (some open-air), conferences and other events hosted here.
More information is availableon www.st-kl.com
The Hvalevskoe Manor is Russian country estate built by the Kachaloff noble family in the middle of the 19th century and recently renovated by direct descendants of the former owners. The manor is presently located in Borisovo-Sudskoe, Vologda region (formerly Belozersk princedom). Visits can be arranged by prior appointment.
More information is available on www.hvalevskoe.com