The history of creation of bright modernist works is full of unexpected turns. Chita architect Victor Kulesh tells us about the creation of the most famous sculpture in the capital of Buryatia, and Alexander Kudryavtsev speaks about elaboration of the Musical Theatre in Irkutsk.
The value of the heritage of the 20th century is not comprehended by everyone. Thriving on oil, Surgut is ready to demolish the modernist railway station with its grandiose consoles to build something new and shining. Irkutsk adamantly denies the bright individuality of Vladimir Pavlov and the rootedness of his architectural heritage. We present three BAM stations by Vladimir Avksentyuk from Novosibirsk and return to the conversation about Pavlov’s Irkutsk.