The Chief Architect of Yalta Refugee in Malta

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Dec 23, 2019

The famous Russian Architect, Nikolay Krasnov, who was very close to Tsar Nicholas II, spent three years in Malta as a refugee. Krasnov was the chief architect of Yalta, Crimea when the Bolshevik Revolution broke out.  In 1919 this prolific Russian architect escaped together with his family to Malta where he stayed for three years.  He landed in Malta with a number of other important political Russian refugees.

During his stay Krasnov, painted beautiful watercolour scenes of Malta which he sold to sustain himself and his family.  Several of these watercolours of Malta together with other interesting architectural plans and historical personal effects of this gifted architect are the subject of a wonderful exhibition which is being held in the centre of Moscow at Alexander Solzhenitsyn House for Russians Abroad.

This exhibition was inaugurated on the 13th of December 2019 by the Director of Solzhenitsyn House and by Pierre Clive Agius, the Ambassador of Malta to the Russian Federation.