About fifty or more years ago U.S. embassy in Moscow was located in
Nowadays I understand it s located elsewhere and Tchaikovsky Street has
now another name.
Cuold I have an information?
Alberto Sáenz Enriquez
After the end of the Soviet Union, Tchaikovsky Street has been renamed as
Novinsky Boulevard. I have been told by a member of Russian's Academy of
Science during my visit there in Moscow last week that there are no clear
rules or logics behind the renaming of streets in Moscow in the last decade.
For example, the name Lubyanka is still used, although this place used to be
one of the most feared in Moscow during the Communists' dictatorship (as a
matter of fact, the Lubyanka building, which used to be the headquarters of
the NKVD and then the KGB, is now used by current Russia's secret police,
the FSB). On the other hand, a statue of Charles de Gaulle has been newly
erected in front of the Cosmos Hotel, which is a typical hotel from the
Communists' era and lies closelly to the (Soviets') space memorial and
As a matter of fact, Tchaikovsky is still very much in favour in
contemporary Russia. If you should go to Moscow, you can look for the famous
Tchaikovsky Conservatory with its Tchaikovsky statue in front of it. Also,
there is a Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (near the metro station Mayakovskaya)
with a "Tchaikovsky coffeehouse".
With best regards,