Embassy of Tanzania, Moscow

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Tanzanian Embassy, Moscow
Moscow, Pyatnitskaya 33, by Lev Kekyshev.jpg
Location Zamoskvorechye District
Address 33 Pyatnitskaya Street
Ambassador Wynjones Kisamba
Website www.tanzania.ru

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Moscow is the diplomatic mission of Tanzania in the Russian Federation. It is located at 33 Pyatnitskaya Street (Russian: Пятницкая ул., 33) in the Zamoskvorechye District of Moscow.[1]

The Embassy occupies a listed memorial building - Korobkova House - built in two stages in 1890s. The oldest, northern part of the building contains a two-story core, built in 1866 and rebuilt in ornate late eclecticism by Lev Kekushev (1890-1894). In the same decade the owners acquired an adjacent southern lot and hired Sergey Schutzmann to expand the building from Kekushev's 21×23 to 30×23 meters. The annex, completed in 1899, corresponds to the three southernmost windows on the main facade. Instead of expanding Kekushev's original artwork to the south annex, Schutzmann completely redesigned the facade, radically changing its appearance.[2] Public sources frequently, and incorrectly, credit the building to Kekushev alone or present Kekushev's and Schutzmann's work as a joint collaboration.

For a short period following relocation of Academy of Sciences from Leningrad to Moscow (1934) the building was a residence of the Academy's Presidents Alexander Karpinsky (1935-1936) and Vladimir Komarov (1936-1945).[3] Korobkova House was most recently renovated in 2000-2001.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tanzania Missions Abroad". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Tanzania). Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ (in Russian) Architectural monuments of Moscow, v.4: Zamoskvorechye (Памятники архитектуры Москвы. Замоскворечье. — М.: Искусство, 1994. ISBN 5-210-02548-9) p.266-264
  3. ^ (in Russian) V. Sorokin. Memorial sites of Zamoskvorechye. 1970 [1]
  4. ^ (in Russian) Diplomat magazine, no.9, 2006 [2]

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Coordinates: 55°44′22″N 37°37′43″E / 55.73944°N 37.62861°E / 55.73944; 37.62861