Radio broadcasting from Moscow’s Shukhovskaya Tower started 90 years ago, in March 1922. The tower was designed and constructed by the architect Vladimir Shukhov.
From a distance it looks a bit like an upturned wastepaper basket, soaring over the concrete skyline of southern Moscow. The Russian capital's unique Soviet-era radio station was built to spread the message of revolutionary communism around the world, but it is badly neglected and suffering from corrosion...
Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon tells about this astonishing construction.
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