Mindovsky House

One of the best and most well-known monuments of Moscow Art Nouveau

Mindovsky House, which houses the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow
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The building at the corner of Skaryatinsky Lane and Povarskaya Street always attracts the attention of Muscovites and visitors.

The mission is housed in Mindovsky House, an example of Art Nouveau architecture, designed by Lev Kekushev.

Mindovsky house by Lev Kekushev at Povarskaya street, 1910s
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It was built by the Moscow Trading-and-Construction Joint Stock Company in 1903.

The Mendovskys

Mindovsky family originated in Kineshma, where serf Ivan Ivanovich Mindovsky (1781–1853) launched his own textile mill.

His grandson, Ivan Alexandrovich, commissioned the first historical Mindovsky House to Lev Kekushev. 

Mindovsky House, which houses the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow
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Current tenant

After the Revolution the mansion was used for various official purposes, and currently is occupied by the Embassy of New Zealand.

The Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow is the diplomatic mission of New Zealand in the Russian Federation.

Useful Information

Mindovsky House

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • 24/7, external observation

Contacts

44 Povarskaya Street
Russian: Поварская ул., 44

Location

It is located at 44 Povarskaya Street in the Arbat district of Moscow