The House of Sherematev was a Russian noble family (Russian: Шереме́тевы). It was one of the wealthiest and most influential noble families of Russia. 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.
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The village of Sheremetevo, which in turn gave name to the Sheremetyevo International Airport, is named after the family.
References[change | change source]
- Orlando Figes, Natasha's Dance, a cultural history of Russia, pgs 20-27.