16 Old And Famous Construction Projects Of Samara

Old And Famous Construction Projects Of Samara

Posted on July 23, 2011 by kulichik

Russia has seen a lot of different constructions throughout its existence. Building a power plant on the Volga river and erecting a bay in Samara are just a few examples. Today you will fling yourself into the creative upbuidling processes the results of which are left for the future generations.

For the first time the project of the Volga hydroelectric power station was considered in the beginning of the last century. In 1910 a talented Russian engineer G. Krzhizhanovsky offered the imperial government to build a power station on the Volga river. But only in 1919 the scientist obtained an order from Lenin according to which he had to choose the site where the future enterprise would be located. In 1940 they launched construction of a village next to Samara. It was planned that the village would be inhabited by those participating in the plant construction. A bit later World War II broke out making them to abandon the plans. However, the after-war years were marked by hydrogeological investigations which proved appropriateness of plant construction next to Samara. A giant construction project was launched in 1950. It resulted in the largest dam in the country and powerful navigation locks.

Bank of the Volga river before the plant construction in 1950.


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16 Responses to “Old And Famous Construction Projects Of Samara”

  1. selcuk says:

    lt is so beutifull….

  2. Musa says:

    What a massive undertaking. I wonder how many people died during the construction of it all? This is a great post, thank you.

  3. Chris says:

    Absolute coolness!!!!

  4. Chris says:

    Admin, do a special on the White Sea Canal

  5. SMERSH says:

    Astounding. They were building the future in those days. The Soviet attitude was that anything was possible. It all seems so heroic until you realize the scope of the slave labor involved.

  6. Hina Malik says:

    impressive work, i always like your posts, good job :)

  7. marxistworker says:

    Most Western (American) histories don’t give enough credit to N. Khrushchev for dismantling the Gulag system, ending Stalinist terror, releasing thousands of prisoners (amnesty), and you’ll note in the text, freeing prisoners who helped with construction projects. He wasn’t perfect but he also wasn’t the bully portrayed in many history textbooks. He effectively rehabilitated himself from the 1930s era when he was a hardcore Stalinist. And he led the Soviet Union into a Silver Age when the economy, technology, and science raced forward.

  8. alessio says:

    nice pictures, a good thing to show hystory pictures

  9. testicules says:

    Those old steam shovels were cool looking

  10. Anila Arshad says:

    impressive and unique thinking,i did not know about history, but now after read your post,i know alot ,thanks,keep it up :)

  11. j pigden says:

    Land attack missiles are used for earth dam inwashing.
    I guess this makes sense in Russian!

  12. testicules says:


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