The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

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“Salute” Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine

Hotel “Tarelka,” Dombai, Russia

This amazing example of Soviet architecture stands proudly some 7,200 feet above the sea level. Hotel “Tarelka” was built in 1969 on Mount Mussa-Achitara in Russia. The most amazing thing about this hotel is that it is transpotrable and can be placed anywhere.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

“Druzhba” Hotel, Yalta, Ukraine

This amazing project was a collaborative creation of Soviet architects and their colleagues from Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. This impressive example of Soviet architecture was featured in the 2012 “Resident Evil: Retribution” movie. Hollywood producers used it a set for a Soviet military base.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Belexpo, Minsk, Belarus

Belexpo is a National Exhibition Complex located in Minsk. The design of this unusual expo complex was created by an architect Leonard Moskalevich. This amazing building was constructed in the capital of Belarus in 1988.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

The Bank of Georgia Headquarters, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Bank of Georgia headquarters is an amazing building located in Tbilisi. It was designed for the local department of the Soviet Ministry of Highway Construction. The construction was finished in 1975. This unusual futuristic building, which now serves as the Bank of Georgia Headquarters, was created by Georgian architects George Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

The Embassy of the USSR in Havana, Cuba

This impressive example of Soviet architecture is now known as the building of the Embassy of Russia in Havana, Cuba. The construction of this building took quite a while – it began in December 1978 and was completed only in 1987. Some compare this building to a sword, while others prefer to think of it as of a syringe.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics is a scientific research center located in Saint Petersburg. Its construction took over 14 years and lasted from 1973 till 1987. A very interesting design for a robotics research center, don’t you think?

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Open-Air Theater, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

This amazing open-air theater is located in Globa Park in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The construction of this outdoor complex was finished in 1978. It’s truly a unique place to visit during a family walk in the park, or a romantic evening. Despite its odd architecture the building certainly has its charm.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

The Sports and Concert complex “Hamalir”, Yerevan, Armenia

“Hamalir” is yet another impressive example of Soviet architecture. In the Soviet Era every Soviet city had a sports and concert complex and Yerevan was no exception. This amazing building was constructed in 1983, but a year and a half later the complex was caught on fire and was closed for reconstruction until 1987.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Drama Theater of F.M. Dostoevsky, Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Brilliant examples of Soviet architecture can be spotted in various buildings all across the post-Soviet countries. This building is the Drama Theater of F.M. Dostoevsky located in Veliky Novgorod. Its construction was finished in 1987.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Kazan State Circus, Kazan, Russia

Futuristic forms were prominently featured in Soviet architecture. Just take a look at the building of Kazan State Circus. In looks a lot like a giant flying saucer, doesn’t it? Maybe the Soviet leaders were expecting an alien encounter?

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Kishinev State Circus, Kishinev, Moldova

The main idea behind Soviet architecture was to create the public buildings and civic centers that would attract people with their otherworldly and a bit futuristic, and yet truly magnificent design. Kishinev State Circus is the perfect example of the idea highlighted above.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Mirvari Kafesi, Baku, Azerbaijan

Mirvari Kafesi, also known as “The Pearl” Cafe is one of the hallmarks of Baku. And the thing that attracts so many customers is definitely its amazing, unique and futuristic design. The building stands proudly in the heart of a beautiful park.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

Round Houses, Moscow, Russia

As a matter of fact, there are quite a few perfectly circular houses in Moscow. And most of them were constructed during the Soviet Era mainly to serve as estate opportunities for the middle class Soviet families. They do look impressive and magnificent, don’t they?

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

“Sulaiman-Too” Complex, Kyrgyzstan

“Sulaiman-Too” is the name of the national history archaeology museum complex. It is one of Kyrgyzstan’s biggest museums. It was built on the Sulaiman-Too Mountain, which has for long been considered sacred among the locals. The construction of the complex was completed in 1978.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture

“Salute” Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine

“Salute” Hotel is one of the impressive examples of how unusual buildings brighten up the surrounding landscape. This building was constructed to serve as a hotel near the central part of the city. The construction was finished in 1984.

The Most Impressive Examples of Soviet Architecture


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