Vlasov, Aleksandr Vasilevich

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Vlasov, Aleksandr Vasil’evich


Born Oct. 19 (Nov. 1), 1900, in the village of Bol’shaia Kosha, in present-day Selizharov Raion, Kalinin Oblast; died Sept. 25, 1962, in Moscow. Soviet architect. Member of the CPSU from 1949.

Vlasov graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School in 1928. He was a member (1929 to 1932) of the All-Union Association of Proletarian Architects (VOPRA). He was chief architect of Kiev from 1944 to 1950 and of Moscow (1950 to 1955). He was president of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR in 1955-56. Vlasov was first secretary of the board of directors of the Architects’ Union of the USSR. He taught at the Moscow Institute of Architecture from 1931. His works include Krymskii Bridge in Moscow (1936-1938, engineer B. P. Konstantinov) and the reconstruction of Kreshchatik Street in Kiev (the plan was drawn up in 1945-47, construction began in 1947 in cooperation with other architects, and Vlasov was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1950 for introducing construction ceramics). Vlasov built the V. I. Lenin Central Stadium in Moscow (1955-56, with other architects; Lenin Prize, 1959). He was awarded two Orders of Lenin, two other orders, and medals.


Andreev, P, and Iu. Iaralov. “Aleksandr Vlasov.” In Sovetskaia Arkhitektura, no. 16, Moscow, 1964, pp. 89-102.
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