First block

On January 13, 1947, in the year of the 800th anniversary of Moscow, Josef Stalin and Council of Ministers of the USSR signed Resolution N53 on construction of multi-stored buildings in Moscow.

Members of the Soviet Union’s Council of Ministers, 1947.

Construction of Kudrinskaya Square Building

Designed by Mikhail Posokhin (Sr.) and Ashot Mndoyants. 160 metres high, 25 floors (18 usable in the wings and 25 in the central part). The building is located on the end of Krasnaya Presnya street, facing the Sadovoye Koltso and was primary built with high-end apartments for Soviet elite.

Ministry of Aviation Industry

One of them is Kudrinskaya Square Building(House of Aviators) was built by Ministry of Aviation Industry. The total costs of the construction was 361 million rubbles, in gold equivalent it was 70 tons. In modern money it would be around 2.5 billion US dollars.

House of Aviators

Kudrinskaya SquareBuilding is the House of Aviators. Tenants were cosmonauts, pilots andaircraft designers. This is truly a giant museum. The roofs aredecorated openwork attics, on the facade — the sculptural groups. Stairs made of marble. This beauty is difficult to capture in a picture. The Kudrinskaya Square Buildingis one of the most memorable in Moscow. It is hard to pass by without paying attention to it. Residents stand guard over this house. This building is the reflection of era and the Russian history.

Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters are a group of seven skyscrapers in Moscow designed in the Stalinist style. Term «Seven Sisters» is not used and not understandable by the local population, Muscovites call them Vysotki or Stalinskie Vysotki (Russian: Сталинские высотки), meaning «(Stalin’s) high-rises» (or «Stalinist skyscrapers»). They were built from 1947 to 1953, in an elaborate combination of Russian Baroque andGothic styles, and the technology used in building American skyscrapers.The seven are: Hotel Ukraina, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Apartments, the Kudrinskaya Square Building, the Hotel Leningradskaya, theMinistry of Foreign Affairs, the main building of the Moscow State University, and the Red Gates Administrative Building. There were two more skyscrapers in the same style that were never built: the Zaryadye Administrative building and the Palace of the Soviets.