Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov held an eastern reception for the diplomatic corps as distinguished guests from 85 countries were invited.
The Yusupov Palace on Bolshoy Kharitonievsky alley is one of the oldest civilian structures in Moscow historical downtown. This unique architectural monument was built in the times of Ivan the Terrible and has endured through the multifarious Petrine times and the Enlightenment; witnessed great historical processes, court intrigues, the revolution and the Soviet era; survived several restorations. Today it remains a remarkably beautiful specimen of the ancient Russian architectural style with a unique historical character.
The former beauty of this majestic building was recreated thanks to BAMO Group which since 2003 carries major restoration of Yusupov palace . In 2009 this unique project was nominated for award "Culture Heritage" by the National renaissance foundation of Russian manor.
BAMO Group in the person of its president Murad Muradyan actively promotes the study of culture and historical traditions. Regular tours are conducted at Yusupov palace.
It is well known that an architectural monument must live a full life to endure. Today the palace remains an attractive historical and architectural landmark while taking on a new role as a unique cultural project, titled The International cultured center "Yusupov palace".
Inside the walls that still recall the tsar, noblemen, spelling and the great poet himself, the new cultural center, guided by an advisory board, will sponsor Pushkin readings, chamber music concerts, exhibitions, and charitable events and revive the tradition of balls and entertainments.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov held an eastern reception for the diplomatic corps here. Distinguished guests from 85 countries were invited.
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Centuries later the Yusupov Palace in the Bolshoy Kharitonievsky alley still enraptures and surprises anyone who gets to know its unique culture and latter-day life.