In 1872, on a decree of the Emperor Alexander II, the Historical Museum was created in Moscow. In 1875–1881, a new building was constructed on the Red Square by the architect Vladimir Sherwood. After the October Revolution of 1917 it took the name State Russian Historical Museum, since 1921 it is called State Historical Museum. After the Revolution, it sheltered huge collections from the State Museum Fund. Other museums became a part of the Historical Museum, notably the Museum of the Everyday Life of Nobles in the 40s (in 1922), and the Museum of St. Basil’s Cathedral (in 1928). The State Historical Museum has one of the largest collections in Moscow.