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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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  • 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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  • That year, the White House počernel. I think that the "black page contemporary Russian history finally passed, though, I think it was necessary to leave it" Black "in memory of the descendants!
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  • Very historic place! Here twice rocked the foundations of the constitutional order of our country! In 1991 g. Don't know how to judge for better or worse. In 1993. The coup destroyed a nascent democracy. The building is very beautiful! I like the front view from the other Bank of Ukraine hotels.
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