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Seven sisters (Moscow)- Stalinist architecture

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 May 2016, 15:31
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Post 07 Mar 2018, 00:39
1. Moscow State University
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2. Hotel Ukraina
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3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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4. Leningradskaya Hotel
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5. Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
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6. Kudrinskaya Square Building
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7. Red Gates Administrative Building
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Oct 2004, 22:04
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Post 09 Mar 2018, 22:44
I think the university is the most impressive building. There is a monumentalism behind it that is fitting for an aspiring superpower. In the 1990s, some liberals criticized the buildings, pointing out that in the late 40s the USSR was in ruins and many people lived in barracks, and yet here Stalin was building these grand skyscrapers. For most people though, these high rises remain one of the most memorable elements of Moscow's skyline.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Mar 2005, 20:08
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Post 11 Mar 2018, 16:07
Don't forget the imitations that were built in the 2000s


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Also the foreign ministry building is undergoing powerwashing and renovations and looks strange right now, not not as strange as when it phallic tip thingy was taken down to be rebuilt

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Sep 2005, 13:48
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Post 12 Mar 2018, 00:59
Perhaps I'm in the minority here, but I find them all quite ugly to look at.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 May 2016, 15:31
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Post 12 Mar 2018, 12:07
maybe because you compare it with modern architecture of Moscow city buildings
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