|The sightseeing map of Moscow has been supplemented with the newly-open museum of the great Russian actor Mikhail Shchepkin (1788-1863).
It is located not in the Maly Theatre, which is customarily called the House of Shchepkin, because it was on this famed stage, where one of the founders of Russian acting school served for over forty years.
The new museum has another address: 47, Shchepkin Street. Here stands an old wooden mansion that was built at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries and miraculously survived the great Moscow fire of 1812.
Built according to the technology “without a single nail” it has been restored and regained its initial look. Now it looks the same as during its famous host Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin, who spent there the last four years of his life till his death 1863.