Bolshoy Dom

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Bolshoy Dom
Большой Дом
Big House on Liteyny prospect in Saint Petersburg.jpg
View of Bolshoy Dom from Liteyny Avenue
General information
Type Administrative facility
Architectural style Constructivism
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Address Liteyny Prospekt, 4
Coordinates 59°56′55″N 30°20′57″E / 59.948521°N 30.349302°E / 59.948521; 30.349302
Current tenants Federal Security Service local headquarters
Construction started 1931
Completed 1932
Design and construction
Architect Alexander Gegello, Andrey Ol, Noi Trotsky

The Big House (Russian: Большой дом, Bolshoy dom) is an unofficial name of the building in Saint Petersburg, Russia, shared by the headquarters of the local Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast branch of the Federal Security Service of Russia[1] and the Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast Main Department of Internal Affairs. The building is located in the Central District of Saint Petersburg at the beginning of Liteyny Prospekt, one block from the Neva River. It was constructed in 1931–32 in the late Constructivist style[2] at the site of imperial Old Armoury Building which burned down in 1917. The building was designed by Soviet architects Noi Trotsky, Alexander Gegello and Andrey Ol for the use by Soviet secret police OGPU. The Big House is part of a larger complex which includes the detention facility on Shpalernaya Street. Both the Big House and the jail gained notoriety during repressions by Stalin.


External links[edit]

  • Big House @ Encyclopaedia of Saint Petersburg

Coordinates: 59°56′55″N 30°20′57″E / 59.9485°N 30.3492°E / 59.9485; 30.3492