"Ministry of Foreign Affairs" Moscow Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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  Distinctive flavor
by Sharrie

Gigantic high rise buildings were constructed around 1930s-50s. Aside from the Moscow University, the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Smolenskaya Square is one such example.

Architect: V. Gelfreich & M. Minkus.

These imposing structures were built partly to reflect the triumphant mood of the city & partly to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Moscow & metro stations.

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2003
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