Olga Trifonova from Moscow has a story that takes you back to the days of Stalin. She runs a modest museum in the House on the Embankment, which was built between 1928 and 1931 to house Communist Party apparatchiks and their families.
During Stalin's purges in the 1930s hundreds of its residents were taken away. "Bread" or "fruit" vans would arrive, usually at night, to drag whole families off to be shot or to the Gulag. Today the house has some of Moscow's most expensive properties.