Stalinist architecture (Russian: ста́линский ампи́р – Stalin's Empire style or Russian: ста́линский неоренесса́нс – Stalin's Neo-renaissance), also referred to as Stalinist Gothic, or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933, when Boris Iofan's draft for Palace of the Soviets was officially approved, and 1955, when Nikita Khrushchev condemned "excesses" of the past decades and disbanded the Soviet Academy of Architecture. Stalinist architecture is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture.
Read more about Stalinist Architecture: Features, Background (1900–1931), The Beginning (1931–1933), Post-War (1944–1950), Regional Varieties, Attempts To Decrease Costs (1948–1955), The End of Stalinist Architecture (November 1955), Legacy and Revival
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