Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.ZNamenskoye-Sadki is one of the oldest country estates of Moscow.IT lies in the southern section of Bitsa Park in the South-South-West of Moscow, outside today''s MKAD. SInce the middle of 18th century and almost until the October Revolution (1917) this estate belonged to the Trubetskoy family.IN the second half of the 18th century the main house, the church and the other buildings were built. AT that time the system of ponds was constructed there.ZNamenskoye-Sadki was visited by many prominent men of letters and arts, the Grand Princes and Tsars. IN 1787, Empress Catherine II of Russia came there with her grandsons. ONe of them was the future Emperor Alexander I of Russia.