Their Name is Half-Way

  • Elena Bagina Institute of Civil Engineering of Ural Federal University named after B. N. Yeltsin


The article is devoted to the phenomenon of the Soviet architecture of the late 1950s – 60s. The name of the article is “Their name is halfway”. It expresses the sense of all the processes occurring both in society and architecture during the Khrushchev Thaw. Developing the socalled Stalin’s Empire in the 1930-1950s, the masters of architecture had travelled only half the way. If the power had not abruptly stopped this movement, we would probably have a unique modern architecture dissimilar to the “international style”. The collapse of the Soviet Union stopped the evolution of architecture again: the unique features of the Soviet architecture of the 1960s ceased to develop. Architects were carried away with ironic games of postmodernism, which led them to deadlock.

How to Cite
BAGINA, Elena. Their Name is Half-Way. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 39-40, p. 77-81, jan. 2014. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 july 2020. doi:


Sixtiers; Khrushchev Thaw; architectural school of the late 1950s – 1960s; opposing theoretical paradigms; amateur architectural education