The Lenin statue of Independence Square, standing in front of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus // Minsk // Belarus
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 …
Once a Soviet era fountain with an intricate mosaic design , now a fancy chicken coop
Soviet modernism – Sana Sanatorium // Gagra // 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.
We are not in kansas anymore toto !
At Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument ( 1983 ) along the georgian military highway // Gudauri // Georgia
Uncle Joe – La Dent de L’Oeil – Contemporary photography by Hélène Veilleux – #georgia #stalin #communism #soviet #cccp #history
Again, damn it, radio, television, the papers.
The powers that be, as expected, are consummate crooks.
Those back in the days at least had some fear, today’s are no better.