Making the Skyscraper Soviet: A Global History of Red Moscow

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 20174:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Russian History Speakers Series


In the early 1930s, Soviet architects and engineers began work on a series of large-scale urban development projects in Moscow. Brought together in 1935 under the banner of the Moscow General Plan, these projects included the Moscow-Volga Canal, the Moscow Metro, and a building that, had it been completed, would have stood as the tallest state headquarters in the world: the Palace of Soviets. This talk explores the global networks and ideas that shaped the Palace of Soviets construction effort and were key more broadly to Moscow’s “socialist reconstruction” during the Stalin era.

Dr. Katherine Zubovich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Ryerson University. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA from the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Katherine Zubovich
Ryerson University

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