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Soviet Buildings

1. Ukraina Hotel (1950–56)

One of Stalin’s Seven Sisters, this 34-floor, 1,600-room, 206-m- (676-ft-) high building is Europe’s tallest hotel. Its lower tier is decorated with massive sculpted wheat sheaves – one of Ukraine’s state symbols.prac_infoKutuzovskiy Prospekt 2/1 • Metro: Kievskaya • www.ukraina-hotel.ru

2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1948–53)

This astounding structure, one of the Seven Sisters, was supposedly modelled on Manhattan’s skyscrapers. The 27-storey building was designed by architects Mikhail Minkus and Vladimir ...

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