Vladimir Nikolaevich Varaksin
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.