Excursion to the embassy of foreign countries in Moscow
A new trip with Leonid Vidgom. It is devoted to the history of the embassy affair in Moscow. We will study the diplomatic ritual, the procedure for receiving ambassadors and negotiating in medieval Russia. We will learn about the beginning of Russo-British relations under Ivan the Terrible and will examine the seat of the British ambassadors – one of the oldest buildings in Moscow. embassy
Then we will move to the house of the embassy of France – this is an example of the neo-Russian style. The beginning of relations with France. Peter I in Paris. The revolution and the conspiracy of the ambassadors. De Gaulle in Moscow. De Gaulle and Stalin. The regiment “Normandy – Niemen”. De Gaulle and Khrushchev.
The residence of the US ambassadors. W. Bullit – the first US ambassador to the Soviet Union. Famous receptions in the Spaso-House. M. Bulgakov in the US Embassy. A. Harriman and the scandal with the American coat of arms. The Cuban crisis: the world on the brink of the nuclear war.
What else we will see? The mansion of receptions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Embassy – an episode from “Doctor Zhivago”. Negotiations on restoring the sovereignty of Austria; the service of the diplomatic corps board – the history of the house, the activities of the administration, General Ermolov, Sergei Yesenin and Isadora Duncan.
The excursion involves only an external inspection of the buildings.
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