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MOSCOW, November 19The Main Directorate for Services to the Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (GlavUpDK) has launched a new version of the site “Objects of Cultural Heritage”, where everyone can get acquainted with the architecture and history of the unique mansions managed by the organization.
The department's press service said that today “it manages more than 130 Moscow mansions – architectural monuments, intended as a priority for housing diplomatic and other foreign missions in Moscow.” That is why “the opportunity to visit these mansions – masterpieces of Fyodor Shekhtel, Lev Kekushev, William Walcott, magnificent examples of the styles of neoclassicism, neo-Gothic, eclecticism, modern and Russian style – is very, very limited.”
On the website, everyone can get acquainted with unique information about the buildings, see archival, current photographs related to the mansions.
The press service explained that “the site not only received a new, expressive design, but also modern functionality.” Thus, improved navigation on the map of cultural heritage sites will allow you to find the mansions of interest by year of construction, creator or architectural style.
The updated website contains several sections. Thus, the “Retrospective” section makes it possible to “travel through time” by studying historical photographs of buildings. The “Virtual Tours” section opens the doors of closed mansions, inviting you to “walk” through them and get acquainted with the details of the interiors. Curious historical facts and accurate observations of witnesses of the era are available in the “Moscow Stories” section.
Here you can also get acquainted with rare illustrated albums: “Embassy Moscow”, “Moscow Mansions”, “Mansion. Revival of a Masterpiece”.