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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moscow

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This 172 meter, 27 story building was built between 1948 and 1953 and overseen by V.G.Gelfreih and A.B.Minkus. Currently, it houses the offices for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation. The Ministry is covered by a light external stone wall with projecting pilasters and pylons. Its interior is splendidly decorated with stones and metals. According to the 1982 biography of Minkus, draft plans were first drawn up in 1946 and ranged from 9 to 40 stories. In 1947 two designs were proposed: one utilized layered setbacks while the other called for a more streamlined construction which culminated into a blunt rectangular top. The second proposal was accepted but as the Ministry's completion neared, a metal spire, dyed to match the building's exterior (and presumably ordered by Joseph Stalin), was hastily added to tower's roof, assimilating its silhouette with those of the other Sisters.

Another Stalin`s skyscrapers in Moscow... ;)

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Canon EOS 600D
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1/41 second
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18 mm
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May 9, 2013, 1:36:21 PM
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menapia's avatar
That Stalin seemed to like spires on his buildings?
love your use of wide angle lens and hdr effects
jules-101's avatar
I love buildings like this - so much detail, time & effort went into making them & this one looks very magestic! You sure have a lot of comments here ;)
Magneto24es's avatar
Incredible Work!!!!! Awesome!!!
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I have will return to this website. Sorry for me english.
maryef-lucky's avatar
Очень красиво, мощно, Андрей!!! ))) Словно время замерло...)
ozplasmic's avatar
Such a wonderful image :clap:
tndrhrtd37's avatar
Fantastic shot...
jchau's avatar
So beautiful!
EBENEWOOD's avatar
What a hight, hight Quality in details and sharpness....A very clean result! :clap: impressive. :sun:
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AbandonedZone's avatar
I'm fascinating in  Russia :)
kkart's avatar
love your processing, very nice!
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Thank You very much John! :handshake:
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