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.