Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Welcome to Kuskovo Manor, the summer entertainment country-house of count Peter Sheremetiev which was intended for parties, celebrations and entertainments. For more than half a century beginning with 1739 and ending with 1792 count P. B. Sheremetiev, son of Peter the Great’s associate Field-Marshal B. P. Sheremetiev, has built and decorated the manor. His summer residence was not inferior to the tsar’s palace in refinement and magnificence.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The pond. Standing on its opposite side one can catch the wonderful view of the Grand Palace.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The ducks are enjoying the weather and the water.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The road leads right to the Grand Palace past the Church.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Do you feel like taking a ride?

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The wooden Grand Palace is the main unit of the Manor. It was built in 1769-1775.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

For the first time the Manor was mentioned in the 16th century.  It is never crowded as the place is far from the subway and the admission fee is charged here. The situation can be different only on Saturdays as people like celebrating weddings here. Besides, the museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The sloping rampants were used to take carriages close to the entrance. In this case noble ladies and gentlemen didn’t have to climb the white-stone main staircase.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The Manor entrance fee accounts for 1,5 US dollars. Besides, you will have to pay for visiting separate sights such as the Grand Palace, the grotto, etc.
Total cost will constitute around 30 US dollars maximum.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The front hall. The walls decorated with antique pictures, military attributes and the crest are marble painted.  The lantern with crystal oak leafs is in the center of the ceiling.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Alabaster vases  decorated with fruits and trees are located close to marble candelabrum depicting girls and boys with a horn of abundance.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The oldest billiard table that appeared in Russia. The game itself acquired popularity in the 17th century.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The pictures painted by unknown Russian artists of the 18th century are perfect copies of European originals.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The dining-room is located in the southern part of the palace and has a lot of mirrors, crystal objects, gold coating and magnificent drawings.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

These are portraits of the Manor’s owners: Count Boris Sheremetiev and Countess Anna Sheremetieva.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Prince Alexei Cherkassky and Princess Maria Cherkassky.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

This is an enfilade of gala halls. A round portrait of Catherine II, the Empress of Russia, decorates the blue wall.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Card tables made by Russian and French masters of the 18th century.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Glased tile stove typical of Russia.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The crimson dining-room. Portraits of the Empress of Russia and Count  Sheremetiev.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Catherine II, Grand Duke and his wife.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The front bedroom was borrowed from Europe and very popular in the 18th century in Russia.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

A small rest-room.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

A bedroom.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Picture gallery.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Dancing room.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Leaving the Grand Palace.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The park is almost empty.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The grotto is one of the most beautiful buildings. Its walls and ceiling are decorated with shells.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

An Italian house.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The hall is the largest room in the house.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The pavilion.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The Grand Palace.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The stone greenhouse.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The Hermitage.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The Dutch house was built in 1749.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The first floor embraces service rooms whereas the second one has a front hall and a dessert room.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

The Grand stone greenhouse where different exhibitions are held from time to time.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Menu for guests included crayfish, pies, chicken, salads, sturgeon, ham, patty-cakes, strawberry cakes, etc.

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Location: Moscow

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18 thoughts on “Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite”

  1. Very nice, I just wish there were more photographs of the inside of some of the other buildings. I especially like the Hermitage building and greenhouse. I enjoyed looking at all the photographs here in this post, Thanks.

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  2. That’s why socialist revolution took place.elites were enjoying lavish life and working class had nothing but anger.

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