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Back to the USSR: The Mighty Stalinist Architecture


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Back to the USSR: The Mighty Stalinist Architecture
Stalinist architecture is one of the most easily recognized styles in Moscow. Not only magnificent buildings but also the stories behind their construction will strike your imagination. Join our tour and learn all about the famous Seven Sisters, audacious reconstruction plans for the avenues, squares and bridges adopted in the mid-thirties and designed to reflect the imperial aspirations of the Soviet state under Stalin.
You will see:
  • Tverskaya Street, the main avenue of Moscow, heavily reconstructed in the pre-war Stalinist era.
  • Moscow City Hall and other buildings that were relocated in the late 1930s.
  • Moscow State University (1953), the highest of the Seven Sisters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building (1952) and other Stalinist Skyscrapers.
  • The Crimean Bridge (1938), a magnificent suspension bridge designed in Stalinist Art Deco style.
  • Gorky Park (1929), the first park of its kind in the USSR that was referred to as an outdoor “cultural enterpriseˮ.
  • Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) where you will be able to enjoy one of the best Moscow views.
Languages available: English, Russian
Duration: 3 hours

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