First English Embassy in Russia


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First English Trading Post

The first English Embassy in Russia wasn’t much more than a trading post.  According to the documents in this building the English were interested in the quality fabrics that Russia made for their sails on their fleet of ships.  The materials were of such great quality the documents suggest that the English were able to out maneuver the Spanish and thus the English were victorious in 1588 (Spanish Armada).  Historians place this battle as the reason that United States is English Speaking.

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