Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

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Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

In different historical periods in Russia, different architectural styles have been common, each of which can become an exciting program in the tour to Russia program. From the late nineteenth century until the beginning of World War II, the prevailing architectural style in Russia and the Soviet Union was the Art Nouveau style, but after the rise of Joseph Stalin, the Art Nouveau style replaced by a combination of different architectural styles in Russia architectural history, known as Stalinist Architecture. Stalinist Architecture story began in 1933 when Boris Iofan presented the original design of The Palace of the Soviets and ended in 1955 when Nikita Khrushchev, in a de-stalinize series of plans, stopped the construction of any Stalinist structure. Many architects worked in the Soviet Union during this period, and we can name many of them as the prominent Stalinist architects. One of these people was Lev Rudnev, who is known as the leading architect of this style. We can also mention other names, such as Alexey Dushkin, Dmitry Chechulin, and Vladimir Gelfreykh.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

One of the most important and best examples of Stalinist architecture in Moscow is undoubtedly the Moscow Metro. Unlike other major cities in the world, the Moscow Metro has one of the strangest and most beautiful stations. The purpose of establishing metro stations in the form of imperial palaces was to promote communist ideas and to show the importance of ordinary people in the Soviet government. Stalin intended to show that the people were of paramount importance to the Soviet government by establishing this style of the public subway station. Many of Moscow's metro stations act as free museums, attracting many tourists during Moscow tour programs. Many Moscow tours plan to visit at least one of Moscow's metro stations. We at Star Travel Group also suggest to tourists that even if they do not intend to use the Moscow metro as a means of transportation during their trip to Moscow, use the Moscow metro at least once and visit some of the top and most beautiful stations. In our blog, you can get acquainted with these stations' architecture, learn about the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow, and how to use the Moscow metro.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

If you want to see the splendor of Stalinist Architecture during your travel to Moscow, you should visit the Sparrow Hills. One of the best examples of Stalinist architecture in Moscow is the Moscow State University headquarter. Located on the Sparrow Hills, this skyscraper is one of Europe's tallest buildings, having held the record for the tallest building in Europe until 1990. Of course, we can mention other building records, such as the tallest educational building in the world. Construction of the skyscraper of Moscow State University began in 1949 and was completed in 1953. In terms of tourist attraction, the headquarter of Moscow State University does not have any special features to offer. However, tourists who intend to visit this magnificent building during the Moscow tour program can visit the Sparrow Hills tourism facilities, one of Moscow's top tourist attractions. You can visit our blog to get acquainted with Sparrow Hills and its tourist attractions.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

Of course, the Moscow State University building is not the only Stalinist Architecture skyscraper in Moscow. This famous skyscraper in Moscow was a member of the extensive collection of skyscrapers in Moscow called the Seven Sisters. These skyscrapers each had different uses and were each built in different parts of Moscow. The Seven Sisters of Moscow complex was built between 1947 and 1957. For example, the main building of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, designed by Vladimir Gelfreykh and Adolf Minkus, was built between 1948 and 1953 and is still the home of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Other members of the Seven Sisters that tourists can visit during their tour to Russia include the Hotel Ukraina, The Red Gate, and Kudrinskaya Square Building.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

One of Moscow's tourist attractions on Russia tour, where tourists can see several examples of Stalinist architecture up close, is the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Built during the Soviet era, the center consists of many buildings designed in Stalinist architecture. Of course, this tourist attraction's architectural beauty is not the only attraction for tourists, and there are many facilities for entertaining visitors, which has made this place one of the ideal locations for families during a trip to Moscow. Among these facilities, we can mention sports fields, museums, restaurants, cafes, an ice rink, and many other things that you can get acquainted with all of them on our blog.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

Another example of Stalinist architecture is the Ostankino Tower. This massive tower in the Moscow Business District is the tallest building in Moscow and is belonged to Moscow Telecommunications. One of the tourism features of this skyscraper is its extraordinary view of Moscow, which is available on the tower's highest point. Of course, there is also a small museum of telecommunications equipment in this building, which is worth visiting during the tour to Moscow programs.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

Of course, architects did not use Stalinist architecture only in Moscow, and you can see many examples of this style of architecture in other parts of the former Soviet Union. One of these places is St. Petersburg, the Russian Empire's former capital, which has several different buildings with Stalinist architecture. One of the most famous examples of this style of architecture in St. Petersburg that tourists can visit during their trips to Russia is the House of Soviets, located on Moskovsky Prospect. The architect of this building in St. Petersburg was Noi Trotsky. Although the building has no tourism features other than its unique architecture, the park in front of it is one of the most popular places on Moskovsky Prospect. You can visit our blog to get acquainted with other attractions on Moskovsky Prospect.

 

Stalinist - Moscow Architecture History

Stalinist Architecture (Stalinist Architecture), by replacing the common architecture of the time, Art Nouveau, after World War II, covered different parts of Russia and left many buildings of this style for tourists to see during their tour to Russia. You can visit our blog to learn more about other historical periods of Russian architecture. In the Star Travel Group blog, we have also introduced Russia's top tourist attractions, which can be useful for tourists who intend to travel to Russia.