Embassy of Russia in Vienna
|Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vienna
Посольство Российской Федерации в Вене
Botschaft der Russischen Föderation in Wien
History of the chancery
The building which is now the embassy chancery was built in 1872–73 based upon the designs of architect Alois Wurm-Arnkreuz in Viennese Neo-Renaissance style. The façade of the building features an open balcony and a balustrade. The colonnade, stairs and interior are made of granite and marble.
In 1874 the palace was handed to the Duke of Nassau and was acquired in 1891 by Prince Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, the ambassador of the Russian Empire in Vienna at the time for use of the Russian mission. The palace later housed diplomatic representatives of the Soviet Union.
During the Vienna Offensive in 1945, the building suffered damage and was restored during 1947 and 1950. The chancery hosted a meeting between Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy in 1961 and was the site of meetings between Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter which lead to the signing on 18 June 1979 of the historic SALT II agreement.
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