Sukhumi ‘s Graces – Abkhazia
On top of Mount Kanobili (1553 m.) in 1932, the Soviet Union built the first astrophysical observatory on the initiative of the Georgian scientist, Evgeni Kharadze.
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 ».
Tirana ‘s backyard
Two Stalin and one Lenin statues slowly rusting in the backyard of the albanian National Gallery of Arts in Tirana
Batman’s den ?? Daedalus ‘s bas-relief of the Auditorium of Technical College Auditorium // 1976 // Tbilisi // Georgia