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October 26, 2021 11:27 am

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During their work, specialists use archival data and photographs.

The restoration work in pavilion No. 15 of VDNKh “Radioelectronics and Communications” is 40 percent complete. In the future, a museum of the Olympic Committee will appear there, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for housing and communal services and landscaping. Peter Biryukov

The building was built almost 70 years ago and during its operation it had become unsatisfactory, in particular, some structures lost their strength and bearing capacity, the interior decoration and sculptural decoration of the facade suffered, the roof required a full range of repair and restoration work.

According to the Deputy Mayor, experts are trying to restore the historical appearance of the pavilion as much as possible, recreate the lost elements and restore the surviving ones. To do this, they use archival data and photographs. Works on the pavilion began in 2019.

The project is 40 percent complete, the walls, stucco surfaces and facades were cleaned of numerous layers of paint, and the structural elements of the main facade were reinforced and restored. The building will have new technical rooms in the basement, therefore, work has been done to strengthen the foundation and strengthen the foundation soils with special piles, noted Pyotr Biryukov.

The restoration of the rusticated surface of the main facade has already been completed. Experts recreate the stucco decoration of facades, walls and ceilings and put in order the artificial marble of the columns and portals in the Entrance Hall and in the hall of the Stalingrad region. In addition, four recreated high reliefs of the side abutments and 48 restored bas-reliefs of the pylons of the main facade were mounted. Large lost fragments of four surviving high reliefs have been restored and recreated. All work is planned to be completed next year.

The pavilion was built in 1954, then it was called “Volga region”. The main theme in its design was the history of cities located along the banks of the Volga. Already in the late 1950s, they decided to redesign the pavilion, it was named “Electronics and Communications”

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