Arseny Morozov House

The Arseny Morozov House is a historic building located at 16 Vozdvizhenka Street, Moscow. It was designed by Viktor Mazyrin for his friend Arseny Morozov. The pair had toured around Spain and Portugal and been impressed by the Pena Palace in Sintra. An eclectic building with Neo-Manueline architecture, the Morozov House was constructed on the land presented to Arseny by his mother Varvara.[1] Mazyrin built the house between 1895 and 1899.[2]

The Arseny Morozov House in 2016
Facade, 2006

According to the city legend, when she saw the finished mansion, Varvara Morozova exclaimed: "Only I used to know that you’re a fool, now the whole of Moscow will know!"[3]

Anarchist OccupationEdit

The building was one of over twenty expensive residences occupied by the Moscow Federation of Anarchist Groups following the February Revolution. The art theorist Aleksei Gan was amongst the group who occupied the building. The building still contained Ivan Morozov's collection of ceramics, silverware, icons and engraved portraits. [4] Gan spent a month as custodian of these objects.


  1. ^ "Morozov's House". izi.TRAVEL. Informap Technology Center LLC. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Arseny Morozov Mansion". Ruslanguage School. Ruslanguage School Moscow. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ Manaev, G. (2014-05-14). "Moscow's 9 most unusual houses". = Russia Beyond the Headlines. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  4. ^ Romberg, Kristin. "Aleksei Gan's Constructivism, 1917-1928" (PDF). Monoskop. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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