Around the New Arbat

Spaso House

Spaso House (November 2012)

Also located on Spasopeskovskaya Ploschad is Spaso House, which since 1933 has been the official residence of the US ambassador to the Russian Federation. The mansion was built in 1913 by the textile industrialist Nikolai Vtorov and in Russian the house is more commonly known as the Vtorov Mansion. In 1935 a spring ball was famously held at the house which featured flowers, live birds and several animals. One of the guests was Mikhail Bulgakov who later used it as inspiration for the ball scene in 'The Master and Margarita'.

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Location 10 Spasopeskovskaya Ploschad
Metro Arbatskaya, Smolenskaya