These surreal photographs from Frank Herfort's Imperial Pomp - Post Soviet Highrise series show us the strangest post-Soviet buildings of Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia.

Two golden towers in Astana, Kazakhstan, also called as 'the beer cans' by locals, built in 1998

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An office building in Moscow, Russia

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Grand Park Towers (Khodynsky Bulvar 5), 414 ft (126 m) tall apartment buildings in Moscow, 2006

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The 27-story high Paveletskaya Tower, an office building designed by Sergey Borisovich Tkachenko, opened in 2003, Moscow, Russia

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Cosmos Apartment Towers, Saint Petersburg

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A residential building in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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The highest tensile structure in the world: the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, a 500 ft (150 m) high transparent tent in Astana, Kazakhstan, designed by Norman Foster, opened in 2010. It has an internal park, a shopping center, an indoor beach resort, a boating river, and an entertainment venue.

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Europe's tallest tower, the 1,112 ft (339 m) high, Mercury City Tower in Moscow, constructed between 2009 and 2013

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The 39-story Triumph of Astana, a mixed-use building (it has offices, a hotel and apartments) in Astana, Kazakhstan, opened in 2006.

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Legion III Centre, Moscow, Russia, opened in 2008

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Northern Tower, Moscow, Russia, completed in 2007

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A residential complex in Nishny Novgorod

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Baikonur Apartment Towers, Astana, Kazakhstan

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Traffic Police Headquarters, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia

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The Big Ben of Surgut, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia

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A residential complex in Moscow, Russia

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MosFilm Tower, Moscow, Russia, completed in December 2011

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The Scarlet Sails apartment complex with a 48-story tower, Moscow, Russia

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Lazurny Kvartal (means Azure Complex), a residential complex in Astana, Kazakhstan, opened in 2011

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Kuntsevo Living Complex, Moscow, Russia

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The Zeppelin of Moscow, Russia

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Parus Business Center, Moscow, Russia

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The tallest railway station building (101 m or 331 ft including the spire) in Europe, Samara, Russia, opened in 1999

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Nur Otan Party Building in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, designed by Manfredi Nicoletti, opened in December 2009, Astana, Kazakhstan

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The rhombicuboctahedron-shaped National Library of Belarus, in Minsk, Belarus, designed by Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko, opened in 2006

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Chrystal Plaza in Samara, Russia

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Gazprom Headquarters, Moscow, Russia

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A Billiard and Chess Centre in Khanty-Mansiysk, hosted the 2010 Chess Olympics, designed by Erick Van Egeraat, opened in 2010

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The castle-like Edelweiss Tower, designed as a companion to the Seven Sisters skyscrapers in Moscow, Russia, opened in 2003

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Zenit International Business Center, Moscow, Russia. The construction was started in 1991, but stopped two years later.

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Zapsibgazprom Building in Tyumen, Russia, opened in 2004

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