Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

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We selected the most interesting photos of Moscow from different periods of the XIX and XX centuries and walked through these places with a camera to see how the capital has changed.

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Pyatnitskaya Street of the late 1980s/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

View of Pyatnitskaya Street from the Cast Iron Bridge 1972/2020

View of Pyatnitskaya Street, February 1994/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Monument to the Conquerors of Space, 1963/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

The main entrance to VDNKH, March 1956 /2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

"Worker and collective farmer" in 1940 / 2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

View of Bolotnaya Square, 1991/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

View of the Kremlin from the Sofia Embankment (1878 - 1883)/2020

Hotel Russia, 1970s/Zaryadye Park, 2020. View of the Moskva River, the hotel and the cinema concert hall "Russia" (1970s). The hotel, built in the 1960s, was dismantled by 2010. Zaryadye Park appeared in its place.

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Pashkov House, 1890s/2020. Pashkov House (1897 - 1898). In 1831, the museum was opened in the mansion of Nikolai Rumyantsev on the English Embankment in St. Petersburg. In 1861, the museum was moved to Moscow. It was housed in the Pashkov House and was merged with the Moscow Public Museum.

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 1880s/2020. View of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Church of Praise of the Most Holy Theotokos in Shoes from the Bersenevskaya embankment (1880s). The original temple in the photo on the left was destroyed in 1931 as a result of Stalin's reconstruction of Moscow. The modern church was recreated by 1999. The Church of the Praise of the Most Holy Theotokos was never restored.

Crimean Bridge, 1933/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Entrance to the Gorky Central Park. 1955/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Merchant Igumnov's House in Moscow, 1893/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

GUM in the 1890s/2020

Then and now: how Moscow has changed in 150 years

Theater Square. 1896/2020. Theater Square during the coronation of Nikolai Romanov (May 1896). The coronation of Emperor Nicholas II Alexandrovich and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna took place on Tuesday, May 14 (26), 1896 in Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.

The Church of John the Warrior. 1980s/2020

Keywords: 19th century | 20th century | It was and became | Moscow

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