Yusupov Palace in Greater Kharitonievsky lane .. As befits a Gothic
castle from the nightmare began the history of the Yusupov blood.
According to legend, in its place stood in XVI century house, in which
Ivan the Terrible during the rest of falconry, tortured prisoners and
indulged in self-flagellation. Hence the cost is around Moscow network
of underground tunnels, which allowed the king to appear in different
parts of the city, bringing terror to the subjects. This legend tells in
his memoirs last Felix - Felix (junior): "At the end of the last
century, my parents upgraded house and found the same underpass. Going
down there, they saw a long corridor and skeletons chained to the walls.
As a child, I thought that the souls of martyred live around here, and
always afraid to meet with a ghost. "Felix says about life in Moscow
house with a mixture of delight and horror. Vaulted halls with
paintings, dark passages, thick carpets, damp steps - all in the child's
imagination was formed in the picture alluring and frightening. But
what I saw and knew the young Yusupov Palace, had little relation to the
time of the king-murderer.