"In 1931 the magazine USSR in Construction decided to publish a special issue given over to Leningrad. I was charged to take pictures of the city from an airplane R-5. It was a tough job. There were low clouds in the sky. Moreover, a storm blew up. A bit later, the sky cleared but the wind kept on. I dared to work in the stormy weather and asked the pilot to fly as low as possible" Boris Ignatovich. Unfinished book, 1973
Isaac's cathedral on Vorovskii Square, The cathedral has the status of a museum. Its church association, registered in conducts services on certain days of the week with the permission of the museum administration.
Gorky House of Culture, 1931. This was the first house of culture built in constructivist style, on Strike Square in 1937, by architect A.I. Gegello. It won a Grand Prix award at the World Exhibition in Paris that year. From a series of photos of Leningrad from the air, taken for the magazine “USSR in Construction”. Russia
Revolutionary necropolis, A memorial complex for victims of the revolution on the Field of Mars. Made from red granite by architect Rudnev. From a series of photos of Leningrad from the air, taken for the magazine “USSR in Construction”.
The Alexander Column, 1931. Palace Square, with the Winter Palace and Hermitage, plus the spit of Vasil'ev island. From a series of photos of Leningrad from the air, taken for the magazine “USSR in Construction”. Leningrad, russia
Giacomo Quarenghi, A prominent architect in the court of Catherine the Great. Bust erected in 1926 on a square on the spit of Vasiliev island, Leningrad, facing the stock exchange building. It was removed during reconstruction in Leningrad, Russia
Loading the Vanzetti, 1931. A cargo ship named after Italian-American anarchist and human rights agitator Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in the US in 1927. Unloading imported cotton destined for textile factories from the freighter Vanzetti in Leningrad port. Leningrad, Russia