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Address: Novinsky bul, 25 | Metro Barrikadnaya, Moscow 123242, Russia
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Narkomfin is crumbling

If you are interested in Constructivist and/or radical Soviet architecture you should definitely take a look at Narkomfin while you still can. It is in a pretty dilapidated state... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I visited Norkomfin building on a tour. The history of the building is quite interesting. On the top of the building you can visit the first Soviet penthouse with a "suicide" balcony. The building saw many famous tenants. The general services facilites is in a dilapidated state nowdays, it is even prohibited to enter it. There are three types of... More 

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This building, completed in 1931 as a condo for ranking Soviet officials, is one of Moscow's most interesting and original architectural monuments. The rumours about this building falling apart are exaggerated to say the least. It needs repairs, and the renovation will start sometime in 2016, once the city authorities are happy with the plans. In the meantime, you can... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

If you are interested in Constructivist and/or radical Soviet architecture you should definitely take a look at Narkomfin while you still can. It is in a pretty dilapidated state and as I understand it has been acquired by a developer for redevelopment. I reached narkomfin by walking along the garden ring from novy ulitsa arbat just past the American embassy... More 

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Crowds of tourists, both local and international take in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds and turn to the side streets and boulevards where calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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