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.
|Native name||Кутузовский проспект (Russian)|
|Length||8.3 km (5.2 mi)|
Western Administrative Okrug
|Nearest metro station||
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 buildings and institutions include:
- 2 - Hotel Ukraina
- 26 - Apartment building that housed Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Suslov, and Yuri Andropov
- 32 - Sberbank City
- 38 - Borodino Panorama museum
- The Poklonnaya Hill Arch on Victory Square
- Museum of Great Patriotic War and Victory Park (ru) (Парк Победы, Victory Park) on the site of the former Poklonnaya Hill.
- (in Russian) official site of Dorogomilovo District