There is no secret that elections and what precedes them deform social practice. Culture is no exception. As a rule this political fuss-we mean pre-election promises – quietly disappears after elections. This situation is universally typical-just remember Obama's generous promises. In the commencing electoral cycle the architectural profession fell victim to two strictly political initiatives from two principal competitors for the Russian political Olympus both of which ditch the country: one slower the other faster. The one, the Father of the Nation, put forward an idea to organize a not quite constitutional structure-the All-Russian Popular Front; while the other, the Guarantor of the Constitution, at St-Petersburg International Economic Forum hit the wrong note announcing creation of the metropolitan federal district and relocation of several state agencies including the future International financial Center beyond the boundaries of the Moscow Ring Road.