and estate of the Sheremetev
family. Built in the mid-18th century, it was originally situated
several miles to the east of Moscow but now is part of the East District
of the city. It was one of the first great summer country estates of
the Russian nobility, and one of the few near Moscow still preserved.
Today the estate is the home of the Russian State Museum of Ceramics,
and the park is a favourite place of recreation for Muscovites.