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Hermann Henselmann

Berlin, Germany
born 1905, Roßla

Hermann Henselmann (Roßla, February 3rd, 1905 - January 19th, 1995) was a German Architect most famous for his buildings constructed in East Germany during the 1950s and 60s.
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Henselmann studied at the Kunstgewerbe school in Berlin from 1922 to 1925. His early projects, such..

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The towers at the Frankfurter Tor in Berlin were built as part of a monumental socialist boulevard, the Stalinallee (renamed to Karl-Marx-Allee after Stalin's death). The Stalinallee was a flagship project of East Germany's reconstruction programme after the second World War. The towers which..

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Josef Kaiser

Berlin, Germany
born 1910, Cili

After his studies at the Deutsche Technische Hochschule in Prague from 1929 bis 1935, Josef Kaiser worked as an architect in Weimar and Berlin. After the war, Kaiser was trained as a singer, but from 1951 he worked again architecture. In 1962 Josef Kaiser was the head of the design collective for..

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The House of Government is the largest constructivist building in Moscow and is located on the banks of the river Moskva, opposite the Kreml. The flats were mainly inhabited by functionaries of the Communist Party. They offered spacious rooms with a height of five metres; all flats featured..

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The House of Soviets (Russian: Дом Советов, Dom Sovetov) is the office building built in Stalinist style in the late 1930's in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad). It is located in the Moskovsky District of Saint Petersburg.

According to Soviet projects, the House of Soviets was planned to host..

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Vladimir Shchuko

St. Petersburg, Russia
born 1878, Tambov

Vladimir Alekseyevich Shchuko (October 17, 1878 – January 19, 1939) was a Russian architect, member of the Saint Petersburg school of Russian neoclassical revival notable for his giant order apartment buildings "rejecting all trace of the moderne". After the Russian Revolution of 1917 Shchuko..

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Vladimir Gelfreikh


born 1885, St.Petersburg

Vladimir Gelfreikh studied from 1906-1915 at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under L. N. Benois. As a student he began to work with V. A. Shchuko. Among his most important buildings were the Russian State Library in Moscow, 1923-1952 (together with Vladimir Shchuko), the Gorky Drama Theater in..

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Arkady Mordvinov

Moscow, Russia
born 1886, Zhuravlikha village of Nizhny Novgorod

Arkady Grigoryevich Mordvinov (Russian: Аркадий Григорьевич Мордвинов), born Arkady Grigorievich Mordvishev (Мордвишев, January 27, 1896 - 1964) was a Soviet architect and construction manager, notable for Stalinist architecture of Tverskaya Street, Leninsky Prospect, Hotel Ukraina skyscraper in..

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Hotel Ukraina

Moscow, Russia
by Arkady Mordvinov, ...

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is a five-star luxury hotel in Moscow city centre, on a bend of the Moskva River, managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, originally built in 1953 as Hotel Ukraina by Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (leading Soviet expert on..

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Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky


born 1880, Moscow

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Oltarzhevsky (Russian: Вячеслав Константинович Олтаржевский, 1880–1966) was a Russian Soviet architect. He was one of the first Soviet experts in skyscraper construction, notable for his collaboration with Arkady Mordvinov on Hotel Ukraina (Moscow). Oltarzhevsky, one of..

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The Seven Sisters is a group of Moscow skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style. They were built from 1947 to 1953, in an elaborate combination of Russian Baroque and Gothic styles, and the technology used in building American skyscrapers. The seven are: Hotel Ukraina, Kotelnicheskaya..

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Dmitry Chechylin

Moscow, Russia
born 1901, Shostka

Dmitry Nikolaevich Chechulin (August 22, 1901, Shostka - October 29, 1981, Moscow) - was a Russian Soviet architect, city planner, author, and leading figure of Stalinist architecture.

Born in Shostka Chernigov Province to a working class family, after service in the Red Army Chechulin..

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Lev Rudnev


born 1885, Opochka

Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev (Russian: Лев Владимирович Руднев; 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1885-November 19, 1956) was a Russian architect, and a leading practitioner of Stalinist architecture.


Rudnev was born to the family of a school teacher in the town of Opochka (other sources state Novgorod)...

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Mikhail V. Posokhin

Moscow, Russia
born 1910, Tomsk

Mikhail Vasilevich Posokhin (November 30th (Dec. 13th), 1910 - January 22nd 1989) was a Soviet architect. He was People’s Architect of the USSR in 1970 and member of the CPSU since 1961.

Posokhin studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture from 1935 to 1938. He has served as chief..

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Ashot Mndoyants

Moscow, Russia
born 1910, Moskow

Ashot Mndoyants is a Russian architect, well known for his design of the Kudrinskaya Square, one of the Stalinist towers, named the Seven Sisters in Moscow. Mndoyants designed together with Mikhail V. Posokhin. He also collaborated with Mikhail Posokhin on the SEV Building in 1963 and the..

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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment (Russian: Котельническая набережная) is a street on the northern bank of Moskva River in central Tagansky District of Moscow, Russia. It spans from the mouth of Yauza River (west) to the point one block west from Bolshoy Krashokholmsky Bridge (east), where it changes..

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The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. From 1955 to 1957 it was the tallest building in Europe. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin..

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The Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel (Russian: Гости́ница Ленингра́дская) is one of Moscow's Seven Sisters, skyscrapers built in the early 1950s in the Stalinist neoclassical style. Stalinist neoclassical architecture mixes the Russian neoclassical style with the style of American skyscrapers..

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Alexander S. Nikolsky

St. Petersburg, Russia
born 1884, Saratov

A. S. Nikolsky (1884, Saratov – 1953, St. Petersburg) was a Socviet architect. studied at the Institute of Architecture in St. Petersburg where he graduated 1913. He later was a member of the OSA Group (Organization of Contemporary Architects), an architectural association in the Soviet Union,..

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