Russian Center of Science and Culture, Belgrade

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The Russian House
Russian: Русский дом
Serbo-Croatian: Руски дом / Ruski dom
Russian House (Ruski dom)
General view of The Russian House
Former names Emperor Nicholas II's Russian House (1933-45)
House of Soviet culture (1945-94)
Alternative names Russian Center of Science and Culture
General information
Type public building
Architectural style neoclassicism
Location  Serbia, Belgrade, Stari Grad
Address Belgrade, Queen Natalia str., 33
Coordinates 44°48′34″N 20°27′40″E / 44.8095°N 20.461°E / 44.8095; 20.461
Construction started June 22, 1931
Inaugurated April 9, 1933
Owner Rossotrudnichestvo of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Technical details
Floor count 4
Design and construction
Architect Vasily Baumgarten
Renovating team
Architect Grigoriy Samoylov
Website
www.ruskidom.rs

The Russian House — Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Belgrade (Russian: Российский центр науки и культуры «Русский дом», Serbian: Руски центар за науку и културу „Руски дом“) is a centre aimed to promote Russian language and culture, it is one of 44 present Russian Cultural Centers worldwide.[1]

Establishment of the Russian Center is strongly connected to Russian emigrants in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, after 1917 October Revolution.[1] Idea for establishment comes from these emigrants, and it has been affirmed by His Royal Highness, the King Alexander, Serbian Patriarch Varnava, Aleksandar Belić and other famous persons from Serbia.

Center is finished by the project of Vasily Baumgarten, talented Russian architect. It is opened as cultural center on 9 April 1933. Today, it is reputable as one of the most beautiful locations in Belgrade.[1]

In the post World War II period, Center is turned to the Home of Soviet Culture. Since 1994 to present it's called Russian Center of Science and Culture — The Russian House.

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Coordinates: 44°48′34″N 20°27′40″E / 44.8095°N 20.461°E / 44.8095; 20.461