The Kushelev-Bezborodko

A Mansion Block of 29 apartments and suites within 200 meters (0.12 miles) of the Summer Garden.

Timeless Art

The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion on the bank of the Neva has been restored and developed into a period residential block featuring 29 apartments and suites. Famous residents of St Petersburg speak about the unique way different times and styles come together within this fine building.

A Photo Project by Yury Molodkovets

Late in 2008 I found myself in the Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion at a truly historic moment. The era of Leningrad’s overcrowded communal flats was, finally, behind us, and the building was about to be renovated. I did not interfere with the settings or backgrounds, focusing solely on my composition. I was witnessing a major turning point, from one epoch to another. Ten years have passed. The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion is now an architectural gem of our splendid St Petersburg, and my photos, initially intended as an artistic interpretation of Man and the City, have suddenly also become a chronicle of the Mansion’s history.

Yuri Molodkovets

photographer, member of Designers' Union and Artists' Union of Russia

St Petersburg is a living encyclopedia of the history of architecture. It reveals itself in its facades and interiors. Styles come and go, following the departing generations and leaving behind them a tangible memory, a kind of a ghost city, with its ground zero in Palace Square. The photos by Yuri Molodkovets focus on the interaction of different epochs within one space – through the flow of time.

Dmitri Ozerkov

Russian art critic and exhibition curator

The project in 2008
The project in 2018


  • Leisure
  • Museum
  • Schools
  • Museum


  • Wellness Centre
  • Vestibule
  • Parking
  • Engineering
  • Facades


Wellness Centre





Loft apartments


White box


  • Gazprombank Collection exhibition
  • The English Assembly of St Petersburg
  • Hitting Russia's top three Gold Sites
  • An Evening with Yuri Grymov


St Petersburg, 24 Kutuzov Embankment
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