Main Building of the Ministry of Defense (Russia)


Main Building of the Ministry of Defense
Здание Минобороны России
Moscow Frunzenskaya Embankment at Pushkinsky Bridge 08-2016.jpg
Headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry in August 2016
General information
LocationMoscow, Russia
AddressZnamenka 19, Moscow, Russia[1]
Construction started1940
OwnerRussian Defense Ministry
Technical details
Floor count8
Lobanov-Rostovsky Palace, Former Defense Ministry building during czarist regime, 1824-1918.

The Main Building of the Russian Defense Ministry is the headquarters of the Russian Ministry of Defense, located in Moscow, Russia.

The building was designed by Russian architect Lev Rudnev and was renovated by Mikhail Posokhin who was the main architect of Moscow (1960–1982). Ground was broken for construction on 1940, and the building was dedicated on 1952.

The main ministry building, built in the 1940s and renovated in the 1980s, is located on Arbatskaya Square, near Arbat Street. Other buildings of the ministry are located throughout the city of Moscow. The high supreme body that responsible for the Ministry's management and supervision of the Armed Forces is The National Defense Management Center (Национальный центр управления обороной РФ) which is located in Frunze Naberezhnaya and responsible for centralization of the Armed Forces' command.

The building has eight floors. The walls are decorated with marble, Ural stones: serpentine and granite.

See also



  1. ^ RF MOS website accessed 9 August 2012.

External links

  • The Official website

55°44′56″N 37°36′8″E / 55.74889°N 37.60222°E / 55.74889; 37.60222Coordinates: 55°44′56″N 37°36′8″E / 55.74889°N 37.60222°E / 55.74889; 37.60222