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#027: Pravda Publishing House

A weird finding from the latest issue of do.co.mo.mo

The Pravda Publishing House, Moscow

Why does it look so crazy all covered in icicles? Oh… they just put out a fire. Yep, that’s how cold Moscow is. Damn!

Following a structurally-damaging fire on February 13th 2006 (results seen above), the future of the Pravda Publishing House in Moscow is now under question. Designed by Pantelejmon Alexandrovich Golosov (great name) and built between 1930 and 1935, the Pravda Publishing House represents modernist architecture in Russia as well as the country’s politics; the ‘Pravda’ was founded by Lenin in 1912 as newspaper of The Bolshevik Party. In decline since the crumbling of the USSR in the early 1990s, perhaps the removal of such a symbol of the past is apt…

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