Museum-Estate of M. N. Yermolova

Nikolay Galkin/ТАSS
In the late 19th century, the "Tverskoy Bulvar, 11" ("Tverskoy Boulevard, 11") address was familiar to every Muscovite – it was here that the greatest actress of Moscow's Maly Theatre Mariya Yermolova lived from 1889 until her death in 1928. The crowds of admirers often gathered beneath her windows to see the actress come out to the balcony. Amazingly enough, Yermolova and her husband, lawyer Nikolay Shubinsky, did not change anything in the old-fashioned mansion that was built in the late 18th century and reconstructed in the mid-19th century. The only thing that they did was to replace the parquet floors and to install coloured glass windows on the second floor to protect themselves from the grayness of everyday life.