The "Golden Brain", Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

, by Oliver Lins
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The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS; Russian: Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к (РАН) Rossíiskaya akadémiya naúk) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals. Headquartered in Moscow, the Academy is considered a civil, self-governed, non-commercial organisation chartered by the Government of Russia. The Academy currently includes around 500 institutions and 55 thousand scientific researchers.

The twenty-two-story "Golden Brain" building has become a landmark, showing the late Soviet Union's commitment to science. The decision to erect this building was made in 1966 while the construction itself got started in 1974, spanning over a period of over 20 years. Architect Yury Platonov of GIPRONII's chosen style for this extravagant building could be considered a crossover between Soviet modernism as well as semi-abstract monumental art.

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