Embassy of Russia in Havana

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Embassy of Russia in Havana
Embassy of Russia in Havana
Embassy of Russia in Havana

The Embassy of Russia in Havana, Cuba (architect Aleksandr Rochegov) is a striking constructivist building in the Miramar district of the city. Some liken it to a sword, others to a syringe.[1][2]

History[edit]

The embassy is located at #6402 Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue, Miramar's prestigious boulevard), between Calles 62 and 66, on a site of about 4 hectares (9.9 acres). Construction began in December 1978 and was completed in November 1987. The embassy opened as the Soviet embassy, in an era when Soviet influence in Cuba was immense and transitioned to its status as the Russian Embassy.

Ambassadors[edit]

  • 25 December 1991 - 6 May 2000 : Arnold Kalinin
  • 27 June 2000 - 14 April 2008 : Andrey Dmitriev
  • 14 April 2008 – present: Mikhail Leonidovich Kamynin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macias, Amanda (18 June 2015). "The Soviet Union built this dismal concrete tower in downtown Havana". Business Insider. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Rathbone, John Paul (31 October 2014). "Demolition dreams: the world’s ‘worst’ buildings". The Financial Times. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

Coordinates: 23°06′45″N 82°26′09″W / 23.11250°N 82.43583°W / 23.11250; -82.43583