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Tour of Seven Sisters in Moscow

Tour of Seven Sisters in Moscow

One of the capital's agencies has organized a tour along the Stalin's tall buildings within the bounds of the Days of Architecture in Moscow. The date of the trip is scheduled for April 11.

During the bus tour, the participants will see six of the seven high-rises that became a symbol of the capital in Soviet times. Guides will talk about building on the square at the Red Gate, hotels “Ukraine” and “Leningradskaya”, the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, houses on the Kudrinskaya Square and Kotelnicheskaya Quay. The tour does not include the building of Moscow State University on Vorobyevy Hills.

Tourists will observe all these buildings from outside. They can enter only one of most famous buildings – house on Kotelnicheskaya Quay.

“We plan to visit a high-rise on Kotelnicheskaya Quay, where we will be able to visit the museum-apartment of Ulanova. All other buildings, we will observe from outside”, – the agency “RIA Novosti” quotes the organizers of the tour.

Stalin's tall buildings in Moscow are the seven buildings of late forties – early fifties. In total, the construction of eight buildings was planned, but these plans were prevented from financial difficulties. Stalin's tall buildings in Moscow are sometimes called the “Seven Sisters”.

Days of Architecture, which take place in Moscow the fourth time, this year will be held from the 6th until the 11th of April. Program of these days involves a variety of activities: from hiking to the most interesting places in the capital, to visits of Moscow leading architectural firms.

Monday, April 5, 2010