Beyond easy labels of “Soviet theme park” or ” puppet state” given by international press , the breakaway state of Transnistria ( aka Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic ) could be a glimpse into the not so far future of crimea …
The Old Soviet sanatorium // Tskaltubo // Georgia
Tskaltubo (Georgian: წყალტუბო) was a busy spa resort during Soviet times and keeps the memory of regular Stalin visits. Nowadays many of the sanatorium complexes have been re-assigned into housing complexes for refugees that have been displaced from their homes because ethnic conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Kond Pedestrian Tunnel // Yerevan // Armenia
On 21 September 1991, Armenia officially declared its independence from Soviet Union after the failed August coup in Moscow
Monolith erected facing the Black Sea, the park monument of the Bulgarian soviet friendship dominates the coastal town of Varna
Hanging clouds of Shipka Pass in the silence of the mountain, the site of Buzludzha deserves its nickname of the « Bulgarian UFO ».
Batman’s den ?? Daedalus ‘s bas-relief of the Auditorium of Technical College Auditorium // 1976 // Tbilisi // Georgia
We must select a smaller number of standard designs .. and conduct our mass building programs using only these designs over the course of, say, five years .. and if no better designs turn up, then continue in the same way for the next five years. What’s wrong with this approach, comrades?
Started in 1985 under soviet regime, and still partially incomplete, the massive monument overlooks the caucasian city of Tbilisi . Composed of 30 meter tall columns, the georgian “stonehenge” features the stories of ancient queens, heroes and kings of the kingdom of sakartvelo while the bottom panels depict episodes from the life of the Christ.
I definitly belong to the night patrol …