Gradov, Iurii Mikhailovich
Born June 29, 1934, in Cherepovets. Soviet architect.
Gradov studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute (1952–58). In 1960 he began work in Minsk, becoming the chief artist of the city in 1967. His works include an experimental mikroraion (neighborhood unit in urban planning), designed in association with the architects V. E. Varskii and V. S. Mart’ianov: the 50-letie Sovetskoi vlasti park, with L. M. Levin; and the House of Everyday Life, with V. P. Zankovich, all built in Minsk between 1960 and 1967. In addition he designed the Sonkul’ cafe in Frunze (1958–60); the Mogilev highway; the exhibition pavilion of the Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy of the Byelorussian SSR in Minsk, with S. B. Botkovskii and L. M. Levin (1968); the monument to “Katiusha” in Orsha (1966); and the Khatyn’ memorial complex, with the sculptor S. I. Selikhanov and the architects V. P. Zankovich and L. M. Levin (1968–69). He won the Lenin Prize in 1970.