Stalinist architecture

When it comes to totalitarian architecture, Moscow is hard to beat. The Russian capital’s look is defined by the neo-classical façades of Stalin-era housing, including the famous seven skyscrapers commissioned by the late dictator himself. What's more, some present-day Russian architects are trying to copy the Stalinist style. I find out why.

This programme was first broadcast on the 200th edition of The Urbanist on Monocle 24

Photo: John Hackston

Photo: John Hackston