On the brink of the twentieth century, Art Nouveau was flourishing in Russia, as it was in many countries. They built houses, factories, railroad stations, and hotels in this style. With the arrival of Soviet power, this style would be stigmatized as bourgeois, and simply banned.
Despite this legacy, Art Nouveau was preserved, and outlived its oppressors. The names of Schechtel and Kekushev form part of the world’s treasure trove of this style.
This tour with our guide will talk about the style’s features, historical context, and turning points.