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Suvorov Memorial Museum

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SUVOROV MEMORIAL MUSEUM. The State A. V. Suvorov Memorial Museum (43 Kirochnaya Street), one of Russia's biggest memorial museums. Founded in 1900 as a temporary exhibition at the General Staff Academy in honour of the 100th anniversary of the death of A.V. Suvorov. From 1904, it was relocated to a special building created in the Neo-Russian style with money raised by subscription (1901-1904, architect А.I. von Gogen, with the participation of G.D. Grimm); on the main facade, one can see the mosaic panel, Suvorov's Departure on the Italian Expedition, from 1799, as well as Suvorov Crossing the Alps (artists N.A. Shabunin, A.N. Popov, mosaic masters M.I. Zoshchenko, N.E. Maslennikov). The collection grew through donations and purchases from private collections. In 1919, the museum was closed, and the collection was distributed among other museums. In the 1930s, the building housed the Air Museum. In 1943, it was damaged by a bomb; in 1950-51, it was reconstructed (architect M.M. Plotnikov); and in 1951, the Suvorov Museum reopened there. In 1995-2000, the building was completely restored; interior decoration that had been damaged or lost was remade, and the exhibition was reconstructed. The collection possess over 100,000 items (2002); Suvorov's memorial items include arms, trophies, banners, orders and medals from the second half of the 18th century, as well as decorative artworks, and a large collection of tin soldiers. Since 1975, the Military-Historical Miniatures Club has been associated with the museum.

References: Музей А. В. Суворова: Путеводитель. Л., 1954; Охотников И. В. Музей А. В. Суворова. Л., 1969; Меерович Г. И. Музей А. В. Суворова: Ист.-краевед. очерк. Л., 1981.

G. V. Kalashnikov.

Gogen Alexander Ivanovich von
Grimm German Davidovich
Maslennikov N.E.
Plotnikov Mikhail Mikhailovich
Popov Alexey Nikolaevich
Shabunin N.A.
Suvorov Alexander Arkadievich, Count
Zoshchenko Mikhail Ivanovich

Kirochnaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 43

Музей А. В. Суворова: Путеводитель. Л., 1954
Меерович Г. И. Музей А. В. Суворова: Ист.-краевед. очерк. Л., 1981
Охотников И. В. Музей А. В. Суворова. Л., 1969

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Gogen von A.I. (1856-1914), architect.

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Grimm D.I., Grimm G.D., Grimm G.G., architects

GRIMMS, a dynasty of architects, theorists, art historians and teachers. David Ivanovich Grimm (1823, St. Petersburg - 1898), architect, representative of Eclecticism, master of the Russo-Byzantine style, historian of Caucasian Architecture

Kirochnaya Street

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Plotnikov, М. М. (1901-1992), architect-restorer

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Suvorov A.V.(1729-1800), military commander

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