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(House on the Embankment - Дом на набережной)

Александр Васильевич Александров

Aleksandr Vasil'yevich Aleksandrov

Plakhino, Ryazanskoy gub. 1883 - Berlin 1946
Russian Soviet composer, wrote the music for the national anthem of the Soviet Union, which, in 2001, became the anthem of Russia (with new lyrics)
Vladimir Glebov

Moscow - Москва /  Александр Васильевич Александров   Moscow - Москва /  Александр Васильевич Александров


Granite commemorative plaque with bronze portrait.


в этом доме с 1939 года по 1946 год
жил и работал народный артист ссср
александр васильевич
In this house, from 1939 to 1946,
lived and worked the people's artist of the USSR
Aleksandr Vasil'yevich

Signed: ск. Глебов ВВ 1978 г



Architect A.F. Anufriyev - А. Ф. Ануфриев.

House on the Embankment - Дом на набережной

The House on the Embankment is a block-wide apartment house. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence of Soviet elite. It was designed by Boris Mikhaylovich Iofan - Борис Михайлович Иофан. The building became famouse by the novel of Yuriy Trifonov, who lived here from 1931-1939 (see no. 26).

The building has 29 commemorative plaques. On this website are only the 19 plaques with portraits (linked, blue text), the other plaques are only mentioned here (but photos were made).

North wing

South wing

East side, facing Serafimovicha ulitsa - Серафимовича улица (from south to north):
    South wing
  1. Григорий Иванович Петровский - Grigoriy Ivanovich Petrovskiy (1878-1958), revolutionary, Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR
  2. Михаил Николаевич Тухачевский - Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevskiy (1893-1937), Marshal of the Soviet Union
  3. Артем Иванович Микоян - Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan (1905-1970), aircraft designer
  4. Александр Васильевич Александров - Aleksandr Vasil'yevich Aleksandrov (1883-1946), composer
  5. Пётр Петровис Ширшов - Pëtr Petrovich Shirshov (1905-1953), polar explorer
  6. Николай Ильич Подвойский - Nikolay Il'ich Podvoyskiy (1880-1948), chairman of the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet
  7. Александр Васильевич Косарев - Aleksandr Vasil'yevich Kosarev (1903-1939), statesman and party leader, head of the All-Union Communist Youth Union
  8. Елена Дмитриевна Стасова - Yelena Dmitriyevna Stasova (1873-1966), revolutionary
    North wing
  9. Яков Христофорович Петерс - Yakov Khristoforovich Peters (1886-1938), revolutionary
  10. Лидия Александровна Фотиева - Lidiya Aleksandrovna Fotieva (1881-1975), revolutionary
  11. Игорь Александрович Моисеев - Igor' Aleksandrovich Moiseyev (1906-2007), choreographer
  12. Александр Серафимович - Aleksander Serafimovich (1863-1949), writer
  13. Александр Николаевич Винокуров - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Vinokurov (1869-1944), Chairman of the Supreme Court of Justice of the USSR ( 1924 -1938)
  14. Николай Семенович Тихонов - Nikolay Semenovich Tikhonov (1896-1979), writer
  15. Яков Николаевич Федоренко - Jakov Nikolayevich Fedorenko (1896-1947), commander of the Red Army's armored and mechanized troops
  16. Клавдия Ивановна Николаева - Klavdiya Ivanovna Nikolayeva (1893-1944), party activist
  17. Николай Михаилович Шверник - Nikolai Mikhaylovich Shvernik (1888-1970), Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
  18. Винцас Мицкявичюс-Капсукас - Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas (1880-1935), Lithuanian political activist
  19. Иван Петрович Флеровский - Ivan Petrovich Flerovskiy (1888-1959), journalist and person of the revolutionay movement
  20. Михаил Васильевич Водопьянов - Mikhail Vasil'yevich Vodop'yanov (1899-1980), aircraft pilot
  21. Пётр Николаевич Поспелов - Pëtr Nikolayevich Pospelov (1898-1979), Soviet party leader
  22. Николай Васильевич Цицин - Nikolay Vasil'yevich Tsitsin (1898-1980), botanist, geneticist and breeder
  23. Пантелеймон Николаевич Лепешинский и Ольга Борисова Лепешинская - Panteleymon Nikolayevich Lepeshinskiy (1868-1944), professional revolutionary, party activist and writer, and Ol'ga Borisova Lepeshinskaya née Protopopova (1871-1963), biologist, member of the revolutionary movement in Russia
  24. Павел Петрович Постышев - Pavel Petrovich Postyshev (1887-1939), politician

Plaque no. 26
выдающийся писатель
жил в этом доме с 1931 по 1939 год
и написал о нем роман

The outstanding writer
Yuriy Valentinovich
lived in this house from 1931 to 1939
and wrote a novel about it
"House on the Embankment"

North side, facing Berseneskaya naberezhnaya - Берсеневская набережная
  1. Николай Николаевич Блохин - Nikolay Nikolayevich Blokhin (1912-1993), surgeon
  2. Юрий Валентинович Трифонов - Yuriy Valentinovich Trifonov (Moscow 1925 - Moscow 1981), writer, author of Дом на набережной (House on the Embankment) (1970-1976)
  3. Владимир Иванович Бураковский - Vladimir Ivanovich Burakovskiy (1922-1994), surgeon
  4. Михаил Григорьевич Цхакая - Mikhail Grigor'yevich Tskhakaya a.k.a. Barsov (1865-1950), Georgian communist
  5. Георгий Михайлович Димитров - Georgiy Mikhaylovich Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian politician

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Location (N 55°44'37" - E 37°36'50")

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