Fascist and Stalinist architectures – two for the price of one

The building of the Interior Affairs Ministry of Romania, the former Communist Party’s Central Committee headquarters, from where dictator Ceausescu fled at the start of the 1989 Revolution, has a chechered architectural background. It started as a Fascist, Mussolinian style design in the late 1930s, during the fascist dictatorship. The works were stopped because of the war, and got finished in the 1950s with Stalinist heavy touches during the first year of the communist dictatorship in Romania.

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I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.