Residential Building Housing the Military Builder Cooperative

Alexander Zelikov/TASS
This is one of the boulevard's most monumental buildings designed in 1936 by architect Alexey Volkhonsky for the employees of Voyenstroy (Military Buildings) who were building up bunkers and air-raid shelters throughout the city. When the Great Patriotic War began in 1941, the building's rooftop was equipped with air defence guns.