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Igor Ivanovich Fomin

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Igor Ivanovich Fomin (1904-1989, Leningrad), an architect, People's Architect of the USSR (1971), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1979) and son of I.A. Fomin. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Leningrad (1926). From 1940, Fomin lectured in the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He was an author of large public and residential buildings: in the 1930s, he constructed the building of Moskovsky District Soviet (129 Moskovsky Avenue), the Apartment Houses at 8 Petrovskaya Embankment and 13 Karpovka River Embankment, the building of Volodarsky District Soviet (163 Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue); in the 1950s - the Okhtenskaya Prorezka, Apartment Houses at 15 and 17 Suvorovsky Avenue and the reconstruction of the office block at 68 Nevsky Prospect and the Ploschad Vosstaniya metro station. Since the late 1960s he supervised designing and construction of Leningrad State University complex in Old Peterhof.

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ziggurat, July 20th, 2011