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Seven Sisters – Stalinist-Style Skyscrapers (Сталинские высотки)

The Seven Sisters are the skyscrapers similar in architectural style in different districts of Moscow.

It was resolved to raise new buildings in 1947 at the suggestion of Joseph Stalin in honor of 800th anniversary of Moscow. Development had been going on for ten years until 1957; in this period seven buildings were constructed. The construction of the eighth building was frozen, instead of it the Hotel Rossiya was built (destroyed in 2010). Now at the site of the supposed “eighth sister” there is the new popular Park Zaryadye.

  1. The Main Building of the Moscow State University (1949-1953), 36 floors, 240 m height

The main building of Moscow State University was the highest building in Moscow for 50 years. In the central part of the skyscraper, there are several faculties, the library, museum, and events hall; the student dormitory and professors apartments are placed in the side wings. From the observation deck opposite the building, it is opened a fantastic view to the center of Moscow.

Lomonosov Moscow State University

  1. Hotel “Ukraina” (1953-1957), 34 floors, 206 m height

Hotel “Ukraina” is the historical name of the building and still is used in Moscow but since 2010 the skyscraper is managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group under the brand Radisson.

view of the hotel Ukraine Radisson Royal Hotel , Government Bui

  1. Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building (1948-1952), 32 floors, 176 m height

Block of flats, cinema, shops, commercial structures.

High-rise building on Kotelnicheskaya embankment in Moscow, Russia.

  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Main Building (1948-1954), 24 floors, 154 m height

Ministry of Foreign Affairs buiding

5.  Kudrinskaya Square Building (1948-1954), 24 floors, 138 m height

Block of flats, café, commercial structures.

  1. Red Gate Building (1947-1952), 24 floors, 138 m height

Transstroy (the successor to the Ministry of Transport Construction of USSR), a block of flats.

  1. Hotel “Leningradskaya” (1949-1954), 21 floors, 136 m height

Hotel Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya.

How to get to the Stalinist-style Skyscrapers

Moscow State University

Moscow, Microrayon Leninskie Gory, 1

In the Russian language – Москва, микрорайон Ленинские Горы, 1

Metro stations:

  • “Lomonosovsky Prospekt” (“Ломоносовский проспект”) – line 8a (yellow line) – 1.5 m walking;
  • “Universitet” (“Университет”) – line 1 (red line) – 1.8 km walking.

 

Hotel “Ukraina”

Moscow, Kutuzovsky Prospekt, 2/1 str.1

In the Russian language – Москва, Кутузовский проспект, 2/1 стр.1

Metro stations:

  • “Kievskaya” (“Киевская”) – line 3 (dark blue line) – 1 km walking;
  • “Kievskaya” (“Киевская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 1.1 km walking;
  • “Kievskaya” (“Киевская”) – line 4 (light blue line) – 1.1 km walking.

 

Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building

Moscow, Kotelnicheskaya Naberezhnaya, 1/15

In the Russian language – Москва, Котельническая набережная, 1/15

Metro stations:

  • “Taganskaya” (“Таганская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 1.1 km walking;
  • “Kitay-Gorod” (“Китай-город”) – line 7 (violet line) – 1.3 km walking.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Main Building

Moscow, Smolenskaya-Sennaya Ploshchad, 32/34

In the Russian language – Москва, Смоленская-Сенная площадь, 32/34

Metro stations:

  • “Smolenskaya” (“Смоленская”) – line 3 (dark blue line) – 0.4 km walking;
  • “Smolenskaya” (“Смоленская”) – line 4 (light blue line) – 0.5 km walking;
  • “Kievskaya” (“Киевская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 1.3 km walking.

 

Kudrinskaya Square Building

Moscow, Kudrinskaya Ploshchad, 1

In the Russian language – Москва, Кудринская площадь, 1

Metro stations:

  • “Barrikadnaya” (“Баррикадная”) – line 7 (violet line) – 0.3 km walking;
  • “Krasnopresnenskaya” (“Краснопресненская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 0.5 km walking;

 

Red Gate Building

Moscow, Sadovaya-Spasskaya Ulitsa, 21/1

In the Russian language – Москва, улица Садовая-Спасская, 21/1

Metro stations:

  • “Krasnye Vorota” (“Красные Ворота”) – line 1 (red line) – 0.4 km walkig;
  • “Komsomolskaya” (“Комсомольская”) – line 1 (red line) – 0.8 km walking;
  • “Komsomolskaya” (“Комсомольская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 1.1 km walking.

 

Hotel “Leningradskaya”

Moscow,  Kalanchevskaya Ulitsa, 21/40

In the Russian language – Москва, Каланчевская улица, 21/40

Metro stations:

  • “Komsomolskaya” (“Комсомольская”) – line 1 (red line) – 0.3 km walking;
  • “Komsomolskaya” (“Комсомольская”) – line 5 (brown “circle” line) – 0.5 km walking;
  • “Krasnye Vorota” (“Красные ворота”) – line 1 (red line) – 0.9 km walking.

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