Aug. 12, 2012 - Moscow, Russia - Stalinist architecture (Stalin's Empire style or Stalin's Neo-renaissance), also referred to as Stalinist Gothic, or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin...Stalinist architecture is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture...Pictured: Stalin's Empire style skyscraper building at Kotelnicheskaya Embankment of Moscow. (Credit Image: © PhotoXpress/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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Aug. 12, 2012 - Moscow, Russia - Stalinist architecture (Stalin's Empire style or Stalin's Neo-renaissance), also referred to as Stalinist Gothic, or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin...Stalinist architecture is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture...Pictured: Stalin's Empire style skyscraper building at Kotelnicheskaya Embankment of Moscow. (Credit Image: © PhotoXpress/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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