The Soviet Era in Russia and Central Europe was a time for weird futurism — especially when it came to urban architecture. These buildings reveal what the Soviets imagined the cities of tomorrow would look like.
The Derzhprom (or Gosprom) building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, designed by Sergei Serafimov, M. Felger and S. Kravets, completed in 1928.
The Melnikov House, the home of the architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow, 1929
The GosPlan Garage, designed by Konstantin Melnikov,, Moscow, 1936
A guesthouse of the Armenian Writers' Union, at Lake Sevan, Armenia, designed by Gevorg Kotchar, 1960
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Ukranian Institute for Scientific Technical and Economic Information, Kiev, Ukraine
Palace of Concerts and Sports, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1971
The former building of the Ministry of Roads in Tbilisi, Georgia, designed by Giorgi Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania, completed in 1975. Now it's the headquarters of the Bank of Georgia.
A 360 degree view is available here.
An ethnographic museum built in 1978, into the side of Sulayman Mountain to protect some petroglyphs found in a cave there.
More holes were blasted and carved into the holy mountain of Muslims to add some exhibition area.
The Pirita Top Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia, built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics
The Tower of Central Scientific Research and Experimental Design Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics Saint Petersburg, Russia. It built between 1979 and 1981
The Circus of Chisinau, Moldova, constructed in 1981 by S. Shoikhet and A. Kirichenko, closed in 2004.
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The Karen Demirchyan Complex (also known as Hamalir), a sports and concert complex on Tsitsernakaberd hill, above Yerevan, Armenia. It was designed by A. Tarkhanian, S. Khachikian, G. Poghosian and G. Musheghian and opened in 1983.
The ship-like building of the Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus, designed by I. Yesman and V. Anakin, built in 1983
Druzhba Holiday Center, a hotel in Yalta, Ukraine, designed by Igor Vasilevsky, built 1984
Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi, Georgia, designed by Victor Djorbenadze, built in 1984
The Drama Theater of Grodno, Belarus, opened in 1984