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1. Gorky House Museum

Designed by Fyodor Shekhtel for millionaire banker Stepan Ryabushinskiy in 1900, this house is Moscow’s finest example of Art Nouveau architecture and features wonderfully organic styling and flowing floral motifs, of which the highlight is an Estonian limestone staircase. The house was presented by Stalin to the writer Maxim Gorky in 1931 and today serves as a museum displaying his personal effects, letters and manuscripts (for further details see Gorky House Museum).

2. Polytechnical Museum

This museum’s ...

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