Around the New Arbat

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (April 2013)

Located on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Ploschad at the end of Old Arbat is the impressive building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The building is one of the seven gothic buildings known as Stalin's Skyscrapers or the Seven Sisters, and is probably the most imposing of them all. It towers 172 metres high and has 27 floors. It was built between 1948 and 1953. The original design did not feature a spire and was only added later to keep in with the appearance of the other Sisters.

sights by districts  sights in Arbat District

Location 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Ploschad
Metro Smolenskaya