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There is another unusual house in Dmitrovsk town of the Oryol Region. It reminds of a fairytale habitation. The house was created by the local handyman Victor Istomin. The house is almost totally handmade. The handyman used the building crane only once.

This wooden skyscraper in the village of Solombala, the Arkhangelsk Region, has not come down to us. The wooden architecture phenomenon suffered the law and fire.

Every country has its own most famous monuments, so does Russia. One of them is Mother Motherland is Calling! located in Volgograd and is one of the biggest monuments in the world.

Russia is renowned for its monuments, some of them grand and glorious, and some very unusual and even ridiculous. There are famous gigantic monuments and less known miniature monuments in this vast country.

The Central Department Store was built in 1857. It presents the Gothic style with elements of Art Nouveau. In the 1880s the building was bought by the Scottish businessmen Andrew Moore and Archibald Merylise.

The famous Moscow Radio Tower in Shabolovka was constructed by the engineer V. G. Shukhov in 1920-1922. The tower is 148.3 meters high, which is twice lower than the initial project.

The building of the Northern River Station was constructed along with the Moscow Canal in 1937, even before the filling of the Khimki Water Reservoir, on the bank of which it stands.

A three-storeyed hotel with bath-houses of the merchant Chelyshev was designed by the architect Osip Bowe on the site of the Metropol Hotel in the 1830s.

The most laconic and recognizable of all architectural symbols of Moscow is the dove-tail castellation silhouette of the upper part of the Kremlin Wall. The wall is one of the most ancient constructions of the city.

These magnificent building monuments are must see for connoisseurs of architecture and history!

These magnificent building monuments are must see for connoisseurs of architecture and history!

These magnificent building monuments are must see for connoisseurs of architecture and history!

The Photo exhibition From What the Motherland Begins? opened in the Museum of Moscow on Wednesday. The authors of the project tried to create a collective portrait of Russia, describing the life of the big country and its people by the language of photography.

A distinctive peculiarity of this style was a new look at motifs of traditional Russian architecture: turrets, tower-like roofs, ornamented tiles (izrazets) in decoration of facades, and many others.

In the late 19th early 20th century Russian architecture developed a new style using motives of the Old Russian architecture. It became known and popular as the Russian Revival Style (aka the Neo Russian Style).

About 300 exhibits related to the sporting passions of the royal family were presented at the exhibition "Learning the Body Splendor. Romanovs and sports in Tver.

Sashay to Theatre exhibition organized to the anniversary of Golden Mask festival reflects the history of formation and development of modern Russian theater. This year the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The Russian Revival style was a trend in Russian architecture based on traditions of Old Russian architecture blended with assets of folk Russia and elements of Byzantine architecture.

Conceptualism was developing in line with postmodernism in the 1960s-1980s. The intellectual and in many respects ironic art of Conceptualism initially appeared as a counterbalance to commercial art.

Sots Art as one of the movements of post-modernist art was developed in the USSR in the 1970s in the framework of the so-called alternative culture standing up to the state ideology of that period.

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