"Architecture is also a chronicle of the world: it speaks when both songs and traditions are silent." Nikolai Gogol

It can be argued with condifence that Moscow and St. Petersburg are 2 open-air museums that include many historical and architectural masterpieces. On our excursions you will learn how the territories of these cities have changed over the centuries, how fortresses were defended during the attacks, and what legends have developed about these places. Moscow and St. Petersburg – are a fount of architectural styles and masterpieces. We'll show you Russian modern and Stalinist architecture, Soviet avant-garde and art deco, baroque and classicism, and tell you how the architectural appearance of Moscow and St. Petersburg changed over time and what it was related to. We will have a walk with you in any convenient way for you, on foot or by car, or even by bike. Always here for you, the master of intelligent travel INSTYLE TOUR
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    Nikolay Vasiliev invites to a bus tour along the Yauza River. This trip will be devoted to the history of Moscow architecture on one river. Obviously, the main Moscow avenue is the Moscow River, but what is hidden on the banks of the Yauza? Oddly enough, the history of the architectural Yauza began long before […]

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    The housing development of the 1920s and 1930s to the west of the center of Moscow, including cooperative houses, telephone exchanges, clubs, administrative and educational buildings, as well as a large complex “Usachevka” where several residential blocks, dormitories, baths, schools, shops, hospitals and polyclinics. Many famous architects took part in the design: Melnikov, Meshkov, Motylev, […]

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    Nikolai Vasilyev, a specialist in the history of architecture of the twentieth century, will lead a tour of Blagusha. This name has disappeared nowadays. As well as the terrain itself. In the XIX century in the east of Moscow, between the Yauza, the railway station of the Kazan direction and the Khapilov ponds, an industrial […]

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    We invite you to take a walk with Nikolai Vasilyev, dedicated to the architecture of the 1920s-1930s from Sukharevka to the Miusskaya Square. We will view the residential and public buildings on the former outskirts of the center of Moscow – Maryina Roshcha (which once started right from the Garden Ring!). The route will pass […]

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    We study the history of the Russian avant-garde. The specialist in the history of Soviet architecture of the 20s – 30s Nikolai Vasiliev will take us to the Budyonovsky rural settlement – the most fully preserved of all the workers’ settlements of the 1920s. The industrial and residential area near the future metro station “Baumanskaya” […]

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    The route along the Soviet avant-garde from Kitai Gorod through Maroseyka Pokrovka and down to the Yauza will begin with a story about the work of the architect Dushkin. In the 1920s and 1930s, housing was built not only on the outskirts, but also in the very center. That were the houses for the Soviet […]

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    The walk with Nikolai Vasiliev, a researcher of avant-garde architecture. Around the Red Gate Square, at the turn of the 1920s-1930s, several administrative buildings were built that formed the new business center of the capital. It happened with the participation of the greatest architects of the twentieth century – Le Corbusier, Alexei Shchusev, Ivan Fomin, […]

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    We’ll study constructivism and rationalism on the example of building in the Aviamotornaya area with Nikolai Vasilyev. The program includes: visiting one of the first Soviet university campuses, the campus “Annenhof Grove”, the complexes of the Institute of Communication and the Electrotechnical Institute, as well as apartment houses for teachers and post-graduates of the VEI […]

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    Nikolay Vasiliev suggests to go on walk – the acquaintance with architectural styles of Moscow, from XVII to XXI centuries. Classicism, Empire, eclectic, modern, constructivism, Stalinist Empire, high-tech and post-modernism around Kudrinskaya Square. Route: The widow’s house, which preserved remains of a countryside aristocratic residence of the 18th century and elements related to the subsequent […]

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    Nikolay Vasiliev again presents for all who have not had time before, a popular walk dedicated to the works of Fyodor Osipovich Shekhtel, the greatest master of Moscow modern. Few people remember that the best guides, now known as researchers of Soviet architecture, began their creative path from the study of modern. Nikolay is no […]