Take a look inside Moscow’s iconic Seven Sisters skyscrapers

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It's a rare opportunity to see inside 3 of Moscow's 7 Stalinist high-rises. But we've got you covered.

1. The Kotelnicheskaya Embankment building

(finished 1952, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, 1/15), architect Dmitry Chechulin

It remains a prime slice of Moscow real estate and its spire is 176 meters tall.  

The original door of the building’s central entrance.

The central elevator hall with bas-reliefs.

Original 1950s sign displaying apartment numbers.

The bas-reliefs in the elevator hall portray “the happy people of the Soviet Union.”

The fresco in the central entrance hall.

2. Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(finished 1953, Smolenskaya-Sennaya sq., 32/34), architect Vladimir Gelfreykh, boasts 27 floors and is 172 meters tall.

One of the halls inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, used as a picture gallery.

The building’s main conference room.

The building’s canteen.

Antique Chinese vases probably received as a gift by an ambassador.

Sofas near the elevator.

The History of the Russian Foreign Service Museum, located in Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

3. Hotel “Ukraine”

(finished 1957, Kutuzovsky prospect, 2/1), architect Arkady Mordvinov. The main spire is 206 meters tall.

The fresco in the hotel’s main lobby.

The lobby boasts several Soviet sculptures.

The former smoking room, now a cocktail lounge.

The wing of the main lobby.

The main lobby from above.

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