Come and see a selection of masterpieces from Stalin's era including the "Seven Sisters" and a ride on Moscow's metro.
DescriptionThe most famous tyrant of the Soviet Union had and used the right to interfere in anything – literature, art, agriculture, military reform – everything! And his opinion was the final say for the whole country. No surprise then that the world of architecture didn’t escape the same fate. Joseph Stalin was the one who reviewed and approved most projects of buildings to be constructed all over the country – ministries, hotels, universities, apartment houses. Stalin's tastes defined the look of many Soviet cities.
No wonder that Moscow, the capital of his vast empire, was graced and cursed with a most impressive collection of buildings, streets and sometimes entire districts that represent Stalinist architecture, which received a new name after World War II, when it reached its highest point – Stalinist Imperial style.
Stalin was also the founder of the city underground. Moscow metro is a good example of how a means of public transport intertwined with the art of propaganda.
- Four Seasons Hotel
- State DUMA building
- Seven Sisters
- Hotel Ukraina
- Moscow Metro
Length: 40 mins
Guide: Alex Palkin
I found this tour so interesting, it was fascinating to go inside one of Stalin’s “Seven Sister” buildings and see the incredibly detailed diorama of Red Square and the Kremlin.