Stroganov Dacha on the Yauza River

Alexander Zelikov / TASS
This Empire-style estate was built on the high bank of Yauza River by architect Rodion Kazakov in the second half of the 18th century for the Stroganov family of merchants and industrialists, which owned the adjacent lands.

In the first half of the 19th century, the lands ended up in the hands of another family of Moscow barons, the Alexeyevs. The Alexeyev family had added a second floor to the house and somewhat upgraded it. Nobody has ever lived here year-round, the house was a true dacha, summer estate, and to this day it looks somewhat frivolously.

In the 19th century, the owners had planted a park around the house, but today the park is in a state of decay, and a part of it was actually cut down several years ago to make space for the new kindergarten building. The main house of the estate is home to the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting "Ostankino", but one can still take a look from the outside.