Big Russian Aviation Factory

Big Russian Aviation Factory

The aviation factory of Ulan-Ude, Russia, is the only enterprise in the country that makes both aircraft and helicopters. In its 75-year long history, it has made over nine thousand flying vehicles. Today, products of the factory are successfully used in Russia and other states of the world (more than 40 countries throughtout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Oceania…).

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Stars of the First Soviet Skyscrapers


The so-called “Seven Sisters” are seven buildings which became the first Soviet skyscrapers in the time of Stalin. For a long period of time they remained the highest buildings in Europe. Initially they planned to build eight of them, they even made a stylobate in Zaryadye, but finally they constructed the “Rossiya” hotel on it.

Today, there are seven “skyscrapers of Stalin”: Moscow State University on the Vorobyovy Hills, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two residential ones, and two hotels – “Ukraine” (Radisson Royal) and “Leningrad” (Hilton Leningradskaya).

Stars are only on six of them because the spire of the building accommodating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was too fragile to hold a star. They are all different and made from different materials.

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