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The Kushelev-Bezborodko
Mansion

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

A Mansion Block of 29 apartments.

Over the centuries the owners of the Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion were all representatives of famous aristocratic dynasties. Today the fully restored building is a mansion block of 29 apartments where every resident can inscribe their own address into its history.

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

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The Film

Yury Grymov, who directed the film, revives the right imagery of the old owners and guests of the historic residence, its aristocratic atmosphere, and takes one on through the different ages to reflect the history of the country.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

Count Cagliostro, legendary mystic and adverturer, was, late in the 18th century, a lodger in one of the apartments.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The first owner of the Mansion was Count A. G. Kushelev-Bezborodko, patron of the arts and statesman.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The A. G. Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion was one of the cultural centres of the capital.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The owners arranged regular musical soirees. Henriette Sontag, a German opera singer.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The Russian literary figure and composer G. A. Kushelev-Bezborodko inherits the palace on the embankment.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The famous poet Sergei Yesenin was one of the lodgers in 1924.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The merchant A. G. Yeliseev is the last owner of the mansion before Soviet times.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

In the 1920s the mansion was the home of the 'Eccentric Actors' Factory' set up by the renowned film directors G. M. Kozintsev and L. Z. Trauberg.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

The mansion's owner-to-be, leading character of the film, played by V. Simonov.

Backstage from 'location'

Backstage photograph from location: filming The Kushelev-Bezborodko Mansion. A Historic Residence.

Director Yu. Grymov and photographer S. Matchilsky preside over the fate of the film by ruling what stays in and what goes out.

More about the project

Over the last few years the mansion has been restored to its former glory. Combining old luxury with the new, the post-Soviet tenement block has been given back its palatial grandeur. The focus of Yury Molodkovets's project is to show how different ages combine, to a unique degree, within one building.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Grand circle staircase designed by architect N. Benois. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Caryatids. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Marble fireplace with sculptured detail. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Period features. Ceiling plasterwork. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Dutch wood burning stove of high artistic value. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Interiors. A poster with a popular singer V. Vysotsky. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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The grand portal displaying columns bearing caryatids. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Wood burning fireplace featuring varied timbers and stone. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Carved parlour, designed by the architect R.R. von Genrichsen. 2008.

The Changing Epochs Photoproject

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Decorative parquet floor with mother-of-pearl inlays. 2008.

Location

  • Leisure
  • Museum
  • Schools
  • Museum

Infrastructure

  • Wellness Centre
  • Vestibule
  • Parking
  • Engineering
  • Facades
Details

Facades

Parking

Wellness Centre

Vestibule

Engineering

Apartments

Loft apartments

Residences

White box

Events

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

Contacts

Contacts
St Petersburg, 24 Kutuzov Embankment
Telephone number
+7(812)7779860
+7(812)7779860