Aleksandr Deyneka  - Stakhanov workers, 1937.

Stakhanov was a miner worker whose extraordinary productivity became an evidence of socialist system and symbol of soviet people. Across the country workers tried to follow his example and to exceed their normatives. The monument behind is unrealized project of more than 400 metres in height Palace of Soviets (the figure on the top is of course Lenin).

Le Corbusier prepares a model for his Palace of the Soviets proposal on Flickr.

High-resolution photograph [2701 x 2890] of Le Corbusier with an assistant preparing the model of his proposal for the Palace of the Soviets.

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