A recent article by Michelle Qiao was the primary source of information and illustrations for this piece.
Read about the Grand Hotel (aka the Workers' Culture Palace) in Russian / in English. See it on the map.
This article in Russian was written for Magazeta. Image: China Architects and Builders Compendium.
This was written in Russian for Magazeta. To read about Tomashevsky (Иларион Павлович Томашевский) in English, see his page on Building Russian…