Stasov, Vasily Petrovich

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Stasov, Vasily Petrovich (1769–1848). Russian architect. A pupil of Bazhenov and Kazakov, he later travelled in France, England, and Italy, returning to Russia in 1808. He designed numerous buildings, some of which were clearly influenced by the severe Neo-Classicism of Ledoux. His Victualling-Store, Moscow (1821–35), was understated and plain, but his interesting cast-iron Moscow Gate, St Petersburg (1834–8), was a Greek Doric propylaeum of great nobility and power. He built several structures at Gruzino in the 1820s, including various towers and a church: the church-belfry (1822), not unlike Zakharov's Admiralty spire in St Petersburg, was destroyed in the 1939–45 war.

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