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.
The main building of the Moscow State University, height – 240 meters.
Radisson Royal Hotel (formerly the hotel “Ukraine”). Height — 206 meters.
Residential building on Kotelnicheskaya embankment. Height – 176 meters.
The building of the Foreign Ministry on Smolensk-Sennaya Square. Height – 172 meters.
Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel. Height — 136 meters.
Administrative and residential building on the Square of Red Gates. Height – 138 meters.
Residential building on Kudrinskaya Square, height – 156 meters.