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Moscow’s building boom has threatened avant-garde works such as the Narkomfin complex, which was constructed between 1928 and 1930 by the architect Moisei Ginzburg.

Moscow's building boom leaves little room for history

By Tom Parfitt
Globe Correspondent / April 30, 2006

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MOSCOW -- Built in the late 1920s, the Narkomfin apartment building was designed as the perfect environment for new Soviet Man. A monument to the utopian communist ideals that spilled forth after the Bolshevik revolution, the six-story complex behind the US Embassy was a place where bourgeois decadence was expected to give way to collective existence. (Full article: 1082 words)

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