Varaksin, Vladimir

Varaksin, Vladimir Nikolaevich


Born June 22 (July 5), 1901, in Omsk. Soviet architect. Honored Builder of the Byelorussian SSR (1961).

Varaksin studied at the Leningrad Academy of Art (1928-32) and the Leningrad Institute of Engineers of Communal Construction (1932-34). Since 1934 he has lived in the Byelorussian SSR. His works include the Pioneers’ Palace (1935-36) and the building of the Central Committee of the Byelorussian CP (1940-41, completed in 1947) in Minsk, which were both done with A. P. Voinov; the Rodina Cinema Theater in Mogilev (1939); the M. I. Kalinin Cinema Theater in Gomel’ (1944-48); the building of the oblast committee of the Party of Grodno (1948-50); the Institute of the National Economy in Minsk (1954); and a number of large apartment houses in Byelorussian cities.