House on Embankment

The House on the Embankment (Russian: Дом на набережной) is a block-wide apartment house in downtown Moscow, Russia. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence of Soviet elite. It was designed by Boris Iofan.

Prior to construction, the site, located in the Bersenevka neighborhood of the island opposite the Moscow Kremlin, was occupied by the Wine and Salt Court, an old distillery and excise warehouse. The building currently has 505 apartments (some used as offices), a theater, a movie theater, restaurants and retail stores.

Notable past residents included:

  • Hovhannes (Ivan) Bagramyan
  • Georgi Dimitrov
  • Boris Iofan
  • Nikolai Kamanin
  • Alexei Kosygin
  • Artem Mikoyan
  • Valentin Trifonov
  • Yuri Trifonov
  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky
  • Mikhail Vodopianov
  • Nikita Khrushchev

Building Activity

  • Georgi Sokolov
    Georgi Sokolov activity.buildings_person.create
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com