Kutuzovsky Prospekt

Kutuzovsky Prospekt (Russian: Куту́зовский проспе́кт) is a major radial avenue in Moscow, Russia, named after Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, leader of the Russian field army during the French invasion of Russia. The prospekt continues a westward path of Vozdvizhenka Street and New Arbat Street from Novoarbatsky Bridge over the Moskva River to the junction with Rublyovskoye Shosse; past this point, the route changes its name to Mozhaiskoye Shosse.

Kutuzovsky Avenue
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Top to bottom: Radisson Royal Hotel, Triumphal Arch, Oceania Shopping Center
Native name Кутузовский проспект  (Russian)
Length 8.3 km (5.2 mi)
Location Moscow
Western Administrative Okrug
Dorogomilovo District
Fili-Davydkovo District
Nearest metro station #4 Filyovskaya line Kutuzovskaya
#14 Moscow Central Circle Kutuzovskaya
#3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line #8A Solntsevskaya line Park Pobedy
#3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line Slavyansky Bulvar
Coordinates 55°44′08″N 37°30′47″E / 55.73556°N 37.51306°E / 55.73556; 37.51306

OverviewEdit

Present-day Kutuzovsky Prospekt emerged between 1957 and 1963, incorporating part of the old Mozhaiskoye Schosse (buildings no. 19 to 45) that was rebuilt in grand Stalinist style in the late 1930s on the site of the former Dorogomilovo Cemetery, and the low-rise neighborhoods of Kutuzovskaya Sloboda Street and Novodorogomilovskaya Street that were razed in the 1950s. Initially, Kutuzovsky Prospekt extended east to the Garden Ring; however, in 1963, at the beginning of the New Arbat redevelopment, the segment between the Garden Ring and Novoarbatsky Bridge was assigned to New Arbat (then known as Prospekt Kalinina).

The eastern part of the Prospekt (within Dorogomilovo District), developed between 1938 and 1963, has been traditionally an expensive, high-quality residential area and hosted the social elite, including Leonid Brezhnev's family. The segment west of the Poklonnaya Hill is less affluent, with standardized 1950s–1980s housing; one notable exception is the luxury Edelweiss apartment tower built in the 2000s.

Notable buildingsEdit

 
An interchange of Kutuzovskiy Prospekt (on top) and the Third Road Ring (in tunnel).

Notable buildings and institutions include:

See alsoEdit

  • Dorogomilovo District contains the eastern, affluent segment of Kutuzovsky Prospekt
  • Kutuzovsky Prospekt is a glossy "lifestyle" magazine [1]

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°44′08″N 37°30′47″E / 55.73556°N 37.51306°E / 55.73556; 37.51306