Street names here are commonly named after people, and it's interesting living in a city where I recognize almost none of the eponyms (with the one exception being the Russian poet Pushkin, who Jesse loves, so I definitely recognize that one).
One of the streets near us is named after Alexei Sciusev (pronounced "Alex-ay Shoo-suhv").
I had no idea who he was, but apparently the house he was born in and lived in during his youth is further down on the street, with a cool relief bust of him on the side:
After doing some research (*cough* Wikipedia *cough*) it turns out he was a famous Soviet architect, and one of his most notable creations was Lenin's mausoleum--you know, the super cool building in which they placed Lenin's embalmed body (it's still on my bucket list to go inside and see it!).
In case you're not a crazy Russophile and don't know what it looks like, here's a photo I took from when we visited Moscow in 2011:
Crazy, huh? It's a small (Soviet) world after all!