"The house on the embankment" On the Bersenyov embankment of the Moskva River there is an elite Moscow house on the site of which was the main city gallows of the "Terror" era. Many historical figures and influential figures of the last century lived there: Aleksey Stakhanov, the head of the Soviet state Nikita Khrushchev, the famous marshals Georgy Zhukov and Mikhail Tukhachevsky, the daughter of Joseph Stalin - Svetlana Alliluyeva. The history of the place where the Government House was built, or the "Smile of Stalin", begins from the time of Ivan IV the Terrible. Near the marsh island there was a house with the torture cellar of Malyuta Skuratov. And torture under Grozny is common, and more often than not it is fatal. By the Romanov dynasty on the banks of the Moscow River, death sentences were carried out by hanging. It was at this place that Emelyana Pugacheva was executed. In the 30-ies of the XX century, more than half of the residents of the house on the embankment were subjected to repression. At night, the whole family was arrested, and by the morning the neighbors saw another sealed door. The general atmosphere in the house began to be pumped so that led to a large number of suicides. Now, according to legend, the ghosts of repressed residents of the house wander along the creaking staircases and old corridors in search of their apartment.