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23 September 2018


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There are 6 item(s) tagged with the keyword "russian architecture".

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1. A Tour to Nowhere (in pictures)

What does it look like when a whole town empties out and there’s nothing but a few decaying buildings to prove anyone lived there at all?

Tags: russian architecture, ghost towns, monogoroda, churches, ussr, economy, abkhazia, tvarkcheli, solikamsk, monotowns, photography
By Alice E.M. Underwood
2. The Long Kiosk Goodbye

The destruction of 97 kiosks around Moscow opens up the controversies of architectural preservation, the plight of small businesses, and the rebuilding of history itself. 

Tags: moscow, metro, business, russian architecture, politics, economy, kiosks
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite

How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.

Tags: russia, st. petersburg, peter the great, menshikov, russian architecture, russian history, history
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
4. Checking in with Russian Bloggers

What has the Russian side of the internet been up to lately? Enjoying nature, getting a new angle on familiar things, and going at everything with a healthy sense of humor.

Tags: russia, internet, humor, language, nature, Instagram, russian architecture, photographs, photography, blog
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
5. Why Did Soviet Houses All Look the Same?

Ever wonder why Soviet houses looked so drab, colorless, and interchangeable? It all started with Nikita Khrushchev's battle against architectural excess, and continues to plague Russia to this day.

Tags: khrushchev, russia, russian architecture, russian history, moscow, politics
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
6. Book Picks - Architecture

Editor's book choices about Russian architecture.

Tags: russia, russian architecture, books
By Linda DeLaine

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