Sightseeings of St.Petersburg, Russia
After the Revolution buildings (1917-1960) (Translated by
Over the 70 years after the Revolution, many interesting buildings were built (of course, not nearly as many as 200 years before). In this album, we will talk about the period from the Revolution up to 1960.
This era was saw the advent of two major movements - costructivism (1920s - 1930s) and neoclassism (1930s-1950s), also known as "Stalinist Imperial style." The transition between the two styles was gradual, so sometimes, it's hard to tell the exact style in which certain buildings were made.
House of Soviets
It was designed to be an administrative building. The meeting hall was designed to fit 3200 people. Later, it became headquarters of the "Leninets" company.
It was built in 1936-1941 and designed by N.A. Trotsky
Address: Moskovskiy Ave., 212
The Lensoviet House
Built in 1931-1933 and designed by I. Fomin.
Address: Karpovy Shore, 13
"Moskva" Movie Theater
Built in 1936-1939 and designed by L. Hedevl
Built in 1954-1956 and designed by V. F. Belov
Address: Sampsonievsky Ave., 108
FSB Headquarters for St. Petersburg and the District
Originally built for GPU (Glavnoye Politicheskoye Upravlenie - Head Political Control), one of the first intelligence and counter-intelligence organizations in Soviet Union. Later, it was passed on the succeeding agencies, becoming local headquarters for NKVD, KGB and FSB.
Built in 1930-1933 and designed by N.A. Trotsky, with input from A. I. Gegello and A.A. Olya