Children’s Community Village of MONO on Zachatevskii Lane
Address: 2 2nd Zachatevskii Lane, Moscow
In 1919, all children’s educational institutions were nationalized and handed over to the Moscow Department of National Education (MONO). The Children’s Shelter in the Zachatevskii Monastery was now administered by Narkompros, and it was transformed into a children’s community village and a MONO shelter. The monastic community continued to exist alongside the new orphanage for several years. Members of the monastic community even worked in the children’s community village.
It is known that the portrait of Aleksei Romanov, the successor of Nicholas II, was hanging freely on the wall of a local bakery for a long time. The MONO orphanage also educated workers to combat homelessness.