British banker invited Putin to return to the TSUM historical name

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich photobacteria Department Store in Moscow. Archival photoBritish banker invited Putin to return to the TSUM historical name© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Chairman of the British Bank «noble Grossart limited» Angus Grossart awarded on Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin, proposed a presidential decree to return to TSUM in Moscow, the historical name of «Muir and merilis».

Putin on 4 November in Moscow involved in the celebrations on the occasion of Day of national unity, he laid flowers to the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, visited the exhibition «Treasures of museums of Russia» and handed over in the Kremlin awards and state awards. Grossart was awarded the Pushkin medal.

«You probably know that Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was so pleased with the first appeared in Russia, trading house «Muir and merilis» that he called his dogs Muir and merilis. And when I passed by this trading house, which today is called TSUM, I thought that, perhaps, his pre-revolutionary name of «Muir and merilis» can be restored by a presidential decree,» said Grossart at the solemn reception in the Kremlin.

JSC «Trade house TSUM» is now one of the oldest and largest retail stores in Moscow. According to the company, the history of the Central Department store began in 1857, when the natives of the Scottish merchants Andrew Muir and Archibald merilis founded the trading company «Muir and merilis». In 1880-ies, the trading house bought the building for the store on Theater square. In the shop you can buy clothes, jewelry, shoes, perfumes, toys. The current building of the Central Department store built in 1908 and is an example of European Gothic with elements of art Nouveau. In 1918, the company «Muir and merilis» was nationalized.