“Guys walked past the building on Uprising Square ...” Now it is difficult to place this poem by Mikhalkov on a map of Moscow. Uprising Square does not exist any more, it returned to its old name - Kudrinskaya. Kudrino village and a courtyard of the Battle of Kulikovo hero - Prince Vladimir the Bold were here in the XIV century. The widow of Prince gave the village to Metropolitan, and up to 1649 the whole area belonged Novinskiy monastery. In the 1680s, there was a court of Prince Vasily Golitsyn - favorite of princess Sophia, the ruler of Russia. Peter I stripped Golitsyn of all its privileges, LA Naryshkin, the cousin of the Tsar became an owner of Kudrino village. Kudrinskaya square appeared at this place already in the XVII century. Here was the Zemlyannoy shaft encircling Moscow, and gate was at this place. The road led from here to Volokolamsk and continue to Veliky Novgorod. The shaft destroyed in 1820, and the square acquired square shape. Hotel was arranged instead of Naryshkin’s courtyard, market with village goods organized on the square. The square changed its name several times. The first one - Kudrinskaya - was given after the nearby village. The terrain here was swampy, river flowed below. "Kudra" in Lithuanian means "forest in the swamp." Or maybe my lord Kudrya lived here. Sounds more believable. On the eve of the Revolution the Square named "Red Presnya Gate." In 1922 it named after the French poet Eugène Pottier, the author of "The Internationale." In 1925, after it finally got the name " Rebellion square" in memory of fierce battles of 1905 and 1917. And renamed again into Kudrinskaya in 1992. The oldest house on the square - Widow's house created by architect Gilardi [http://um.mos.ru/houses/vdoviy_dom/]. Old manor house known at this point since the XVIII century. It built by Gilardi, and after the fire in 1812 restored by his son DI Gilardi. The main attraction and landmark Kudrinskaia square is high-rise building [http://um.mos.ru/houses/vysotka_na_kudrinskoy_ploshchadi/], built here in 1954 by architects MV Posokhin and AA Mndoyants. Front of the house on the site of the demolished quarter small little houses now divided Square. Verigina’s family estate preserved between Nikitskaya and Povarskaay across the street from high-rise building .
Mid-19th Century Estate. Main HouseVerkhny Predtechensky Lane, 8, bld. 1
The books from the house owner's library still can be found at antiquity auctions; the books bear their owner's seal: "Ivan Nikolaevich Tsvetukhin, Presnya, near the John the Baptist Church, own house, Moscow".