Sheremetev

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Arms of Count Sheremetev.
Sheremetev Palace in St Petersburg.

The House of Sherematev was a Russian noble family (Russian: Шереме́тевы). It was one of the wealthiest and most influential noble families of Russia.[1] The family held many high commanding ranks in the Russian military, governorships and eventually the rank of Count of the Russian Empire. They had a large estate at Kuskovo built in the mid-18th century, several miles to the east of Moscow. They also had a large residence in St Petersburg. Due to their rank the head of the family was called Count Sheremetev and his wife Countess Sheremeteva.

Namesakes[change | change source]

The village of Sheremetevo, which in turn gave name to the Sheremetyevo International Airport, is named after the family.

References[change | change source]

  1. Orlando Figes, Natasha's Dance, a cultural history of Russia, pgs 20-27.