Moscow reception and watch point named after A.D. Kalinina for girls

Address: 40, Ivanovskaya (previously – Malenkovskaya) Street; 19, 3rd Sokolnicheskaya (previously – 10th Sokolnicheskaya) Street, Moscow.

Part of Malenkovskaya Street. Source: PastVu

Part of Malenkovskaya Street. Source: PastVu

Moscow reception and watch point named after A.D. Kalinina for homeless girls was opened not later than in 1923. The reception and watch point functioned until the beginning of the 1930s. It was often called as Malenkovskiy reception point in the name of the street where it was located.

Like other reception points, which were opened in the 1920s under supervision of the Moscow Department of National Education (MONO), Malenkovskiy reception point was established in order to tackle the problem of homelessness among children in Moscow.

Tortures and violations applied regularly to children are known to have taken place at this reception and watch point. Some of such cases are vividly described in the articles of 1927-1928 years included in the book called Russian School Abroad.

Daria Durneva, Anna Margolis