Residential Building at Velozavodskaya Street

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The seven-storey house for the employees of ZiL factory was built by architect Ignaty Milinis, who was Moisei Ginzburg's assistant during construction of the Narkomfin Building. The house at Ulitsa Velozavodskaya (Velozavodskaya Street) was completed in 1937, when Constructivism already fell out of favour with the Soviet ideologists, and the country was experiencing the heyday of Stalin's Neoclassicism. Nonetheless, this is one of the most important Constructivist buildings. It is still a residential building, and its tenants include the employees of the former ZiL factory, just like the architect planned 80 years ago.