Soviet architects could dispel sadness indeed. They were trying to put meaning in life and death and display it in their works. Some of the Soviet structures are still standing and look very weird.
This one is the Kiev crematorium named after Herostratus. An amazing building is towering over the old Kiev cemetery and makes people think about eternal life. They want to live forever and never get to the place like this…
This must be the gloomiest building in all post-Soviet space – the House of Soviets in Kaliningrad. The architect was inspired by the Coronation palace of the Prussian kings.
This one was built in 1977. The plan of the construction is crazy in the intelligent Baltic way. It is not towering but spreads out on the lawn. What does it symbolize?
This one is the Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics in Saint-Petersburg.
The Ukrainian architects didn’t wish to stay behind and constructed this camomile on the shore of the Black Sea.
They had already had some experience though. This hotel “Salute” had already been in Kiev to give some inspiration.
And the Ministry of Roads and Transport of Georgia looks this alien on foggy days.
Armenian architects built their own weird hotel.
The registry office in Tbilisi resembles constructions from the gloomy future.
The Georgian platform for plungers sooner resmbles some giant walking robot so needed to guard the borders.
“Are we the only ones in the Universe?” – this question has always troubled minds of people. This building in Karachayevsk is another proof.
In 1988 Soviets Belorussians made this and called it “an exhibition center”.
Azerbaijani colleagues were also rather creative, this hotel said much about their talent. It does not matter you don’t see much in the window, it’s cool anyway to stay in such a hotel.