House on the Embankment

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House on Embankment
Дом на Набережной
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General information
Town or city Moscow
Country Russia
Construction started 1928
Completed 1931
Client Soviet government
Design and construction
Architect Boris Iofan

The House on the Embankment (Russian: Дом на набережной) is a block-wide apartment house in downtown Moscow, Russia. It faces Bersenevskaya Embankment on one side and Serafimovicha Street on the other side. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence for the Soviet elite. It was designed by Boris Iofan.

Prior to construction, the site, in the Bersenevka neighborhood of the island opposite the Moscow Kremlin, was occupied by the Wine and Salt Court, an old distillery and excise warehouse. The building currently has 505 apartments (some used as offices), a theater, a movie theater, restaurants, and retail stores.

Notable past residents included:

Svetlana Alliluyeva (citation: Stalin's Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan)


Coordinates: 55°44′41″N 37°36′43″E / 55.74472°N 37.61194°E / 55.74472; 37.61194