Olympic buildings that changed the face of Moscow

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Preparations for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow changed both the rhythm of life in the capital and its appearance.

Preparations for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow changed both the rhythm of life in the capital and its appearance. Many new buildings were constructed around Moscow, including stadiums and hotels.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Vyatkin / Go to the photo bankPreparations for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow changed both the rhythm of life in the capital and its appearance. Many new buildings were constructed around Moscow, including stadiums and hotels. Photo: Construction of the Druzhba Universal Sports Hall.
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Preparations for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow changed both the rhythm of life in the capital and its appearance. Many new buildings were constructed around Moscow, including stadiums and hotels. Photo: Construction of the Druzhba Universal Sports Hall.
© RIA Novosti . E. Ryabov / Go to the photo bankThe Dynamo Sports Palace hosted Olympic basketball and handball matches in summer 1980.
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The Dynamo Sports Palace hosted Olympic basketball and handball matches in summer 1980.
© RIA Novosti . Yuri Abramochkin / Go to the photo bankIn 1979, the Sport Hotel was built on Leninsky Prospekt, where it stood for 25 years. The building was deemed unsafe and demolished on September 25, 2004. A hotel and entertainment complex was initially planned for the newly vacant site, then an office building. The lot remains empty to this day.
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In 1979, the Sport Hotel was built on Leninsky Prospekt, where it stood for 25 years. The building was deemed unsafe and demolished on September 25, 2004. A hotel and entertainment complex was initially planned for the newly vacant site, then an office building. The lot remains empty to this day.
© RIA Novosti . E. Ryabov / Go to the photo bankIn addition to the Sport Hotel, two more hotels were built for the Olympics: Salyut and….
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In addition to the Sport Hotel, two more hotels were built for the Olympics: Salyut and….
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Sobchenko / Go to the photo bank… Kosmos. Soviet and French architects worked together on the design of Kosmos.
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… Kosmos. Soviet and French architects worked together on the design of Kosmos.
© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Sobchenko / Go to the photo bankThe Bitsa Equestrian Sports Complex, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, opened on July 4, 1980. It regularly hosts show jumping, dressage and vaulting competitions, from amateur tournaments to championships and Russian Cups.
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The Bitsa Equestrian Sports Complex, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, opened on July 4, 1980. It regularly hosts show jumping, dressage and vaulting competitions, from amateur tournaments to championships and Russian Cups.
© RIA Novosti . M. Barabanov / Go to the photo bankThe Druzhba Universal Sports Hall was also built for the 1980 Olympics. Located on the Moskva River embankment near the Vorobyovy Gory metro station, this starfish-shaped building hosted volleyball matches during the Moscow Olympics. Druzhba is Moscow's largest tennis stadium.
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The Druzhba Universal Sports Hall was also built for the 1980 Olympics. Located on the Moskva River embankment near the Vorobyovy Gory metro station, this starfish-shaped building hosted volleyball matches during the Moscow Olympics. Druzhba is Moscow's largest tennis stadium.
© RIA Novosti . M. Barabanov / Go to the photo bankA velodrome was built in Krylatskoye for track cycling…
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A velodrome was built in Krylatskoye for track cycling…
© RIA Novosti . A. Solomonov / Go to the photo bank… as well as a rowing canal and archery grounds. Photo: the Krylatsky rowing canal.
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… as well as a rowing canal and archery grounds. Photo: the Krylatsky rowing canal.
© RIA Novosti . Papikyan / Go to the photo bankOlimpiisky Prospekt street was constructed parallel to Prospekt Mira street. It has a swimming pool and Europe’s largest covered stadium with unsupported membrane roofing. The roof is the size of four football pitches.
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Olimpiisky Prospekt street was constructed parallel to Prospekt Mira street. It has a swimming pool and Europe’s largest covered stadium with unsupported membrane roofing. The roof is the size of four football pitches.
© RIA Novosti . E. Ryabov / Go to the photo bankA universal stadium holding 45,000 people was built at the same time (known today as the Olimpiisky Sports Complex) and….
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A universal stadium holding 45,000 people was built at the same time (known today as the Olimpiisky Sports Complex) and….
© RIA Novosti . Yuri Abramochkin / Go to the photo bank… a new Moscow neighborhood, the Olympic Village, was born.
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… a new Moscow neighborhood, the Olympic Village, was born.
© RIA Novosti . Papikyan / Go to the photo bankThe history of the RIA Novosti building also begins with the 1980 Olympics. Construction of one of the main Olympic buildings, the press headquarters, began in 1976, four years before the Olympic Games. The building has changed significantly over the course of its thirty-year history.
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The history of the RIA Novosti building also begins with the 1980 Olympics. Construction of one of the main Olympic buildings, the press headquarters, began in 1976, four years before the Olympic Games. The building has changed significantly over the course of its thirty-year history.
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