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Moscow White House (Bely Dom), Moscow

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The White House, also known as the Russian White House, is a government building in Moscow. It stands on the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. The building serves as the primary office of the government of Russia and is the official workplace of the Russian Prime MinisterHistoryOriginally called The House of Soviets, it was designed by the architects Dmitry Chechulin and P. Shteller. Overall design follows Chechulin's 1934 draft of the Aeroflot building. Construction started in 1965 and ended in 1981.Use of the buildingSoviet UnionUpon completion in 1981, the White House was used by the Supreme Soviet of Russia, which had until then held its sessions in the Grand Kremlin Palace. The Supreme Soviet of Russia remained in the building until the end of the Soviet Union, as well as during the first years of the Russian Federation. The White House was pictured on a 50 kopeck stamp in 1991, honoring the resistance to the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt.Russian FederationAfter the end of the Soviet Union, the White House continued to serve as the seat of the Russian parliament.1993 Russian constitutional crisisThe White House stood damaged for some time after the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis, and the black burns from tank shelling became famous, so much so that it became tradition for newlyweds to be photographed in front of its damaged facade.
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  • From one room of the rented apartment in Moscow I saw much of this building, then the subject of a long walk around during other trip. Nothing to do with the White House in Washington, but this seat of Government is not insignificant. Fresh restructuring after the vicissitudes followed the fall of the Berlin wall, which seems very recent. A great body that stands on columns at the base, nothing in common with the buildings of the Stalinist period. You see again with a short detour. Attention to photos and videos: there are no bans, at least I haven't seen them, but I did this: I photographed what I wanted (the subject lends little), my two children also, but one filmed from the bridge and was approached by someone who asked him to delete, although inexperienced, video camera, did not understand that my son deleted very little of a building that is totally harmless immortalize. In a month of Russia that was the only downside "detective story".
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  • It is affected by shelling during the coup and remains in memory of Yeltsin on a tank in front of the building is in the news at the time again flowed into the television building. But there was at that time Parliament currently in Parliament, just one of the Government.
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