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Lubyanka Building

The lubyanka is the popular name for the headquarters of the kgb and affiliated prison on lubyanka square in moscow, russia. it is a large neo-baroque building with a facade of yellow brick designed by alexander v. ivanov in 1897 and augmented by aleksey shchusev from 1940 to 1947. the lubyanka was originally built in 1898 as the headquarters of the all-russia insurance company. it is noted for its beautiful parquet floors and pale green walls.