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Remembering Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov on his 130th birth anniversary

August 3, 2020 is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Melnikov, a legend of Russian architecture and one of the outstanding figures of Soviet avant-garde movement

On August 3, 1890, Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov was born in Moscow. Melnikov's creative life lasted from the beginning of the 1920s to the beginning of 1930s. Konstantin Melnikov designed Rusakov Workers’ Club in Moscow, Bakhmetievsky garage, Soviet Pavilion for the Decorative and Applied Arts International Exposition in Paris, and Melnikov House, his own residence and art studio. In 1930s, Melnikov refused to conform with the rising Stalinist architecture and started to work as a portraitist and teacher until the end of his life. TASS recalls the main creations of the legendary architect.