Sevastyanov's House

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Next to the Residence of the Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast is the most elegant building in the Urals Region – the Sevastyanov's House. Local official Nikolay Sevastyanov, who made his fortune from mining, bought the house in 1860. In 1863, he commissioned its reconstruction by Alexander Paduchev, a student of architect Malakhov. The experts say that the resulting building was a mix of styles and ages, with elements of the Neo-Baroque, Pseudo-Gothic and Neo-Moorish styles. In Soviet times, the building was home to the regional labour union council. In 2008, the building was restored and today serves as the Ekaterinburg reception house and residence for the President of Russia; international meetings and summits are held here.