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Gargoyles and Griffins on Moscow Buildings

Over the centuries, Moscow has absorbed many architectural styles, from wooden architecture of the 15th century to Constructivism.

The most daring experimentation and the most exquisite ornamentation was during the Art Nouveau period, that is, the late 19th-early 20th century. In that period, Moscow facades acquired many fantastic creatures.

Here’s a look at some of them: