Masterpieces of Soviet architecture

By the Soviet architecture can be treated differently, but nevertheless, it is preserved the unique spirit of the time, monumentality and grandeur of the Soviet Union. Here is a selection of the most fantastic buildings of Soviet architecture.

Hotel "Plate", Dombay, Russia




Built in 1969 on the slopes of Mount Mussa-Achitara, at an altitude of 2250 meters above sea level. The hotel can be transported: it is disassembled into parts or entirely transported by helicopter.
Pension "Friendship", Yalta, Ukraine



The joint project of experts from the Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. The building appeared in the film "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012), as a former Soviet military base on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Exhibition Center "BelExpo", Minsk, Belarus



Exhibition pavilion architect Leonard Moskalewicz, 1988.

Corps of Engineers of the Ministry of highways



The building was built in 1975 by architect George Chakhava, ironically, the then minister of post roads of Georgia, t. E. In fact the author of the project was both his customer. Between the buildings - sloping park with swimming pool and waterfall, cascade. Now owned by the former Ministry of the Bank of Georgia.

Embassy of the USSR, Cuba, Havana



The complex was built in 1985, designed by V. Piasecki. Nowadays Russian embassy is located here.

Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, St. Petersburg, Russia


It was designed by S. Savin and B. Artyushina for 14 years (1973-1987), where the experiments were performed with a 16-meter long arm of the space shuttle "Buran».

Summer Theatre in the Park, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


The building was built in 1978 by architect O.Petrova in the park pond.

Sport-Concert Complex "Amalir", Yerevan, Armenia


Opened in 1983 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. The project is a group of Armenian architects: A. Tarkhanyan, S. Khachikyan, H. Poghosyan and H. Mushegyan. After a year and a half after the opening there was a large fire, and the complex was closed for reconstruction until the end of 1987.

Regional Drama Theatre of Grodno, Belarus


The building was constructed in 1977-1984 under the project of Moscow institute "Giproteatr" (architect G. Mochulsky).

Regional Drama Theater named after Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Novgorod, Russia


The building was built in 1987, designed by V. Somov. The work on the construction participated Andrei Makarevich, who worked in those years at the institute "Giproteatr».

Crematorium, Kiev, Ukraine


Crematorium on Baykovoye cemetery built in 1975 by architect AM Miletsky.

The building of the Kazan State Circus, Kazan, Russia


Opened December 9, 1967. The building was built by architect GM Pichueva engineers OI Berim and E. Brudnyi.

Cafe "Pearl", Baku, Azerbaijan


Built on the idea of ​​the Mayor AD Alish lambaranski in the 1960s. Dating back to the architecture of the restaurant Manantiales, built in 1958 in a suburb of Mexico City, the Spanish architect Felix Candela.

"House-Ring" residential area Matveevskoe, Moscow, Russia


Architect - Eugene Stamo 1973. Six years later he built the twin brother of the house. In the yards of buildings - green area with a playground.

Historical and Ethnographic Museum on Mount Sulaiman-Too, Osh, Kyrgyzstan


Built in 1978 on the slopes of sacred Mount Sulaiman-Too architect Kubanychbek Nazarov. Partly concrete arch with panoramic windows, separated by vertical ribs, closes the entrance to the cave. The construction was planned to place a restaurant, but then it was given to the archaeological exposition. Futuristic portal in the bowels of the mountain conceals a two-storey cave complex, where the ground floor extended hand and upper left in a natural, "natural" form.

The hotel "Salute", Kiev, Ukraine


Built in 1984 by architect A.Miletskogo. The building was designed in the 18th floor, but in the process of building his "cut" that it does not compete in height with a bell tower of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Experts believe that the author is inspired by architecture, metabolism, popular in Japan 1960-70-ies.

The hotel is in the Olympic Sailing Centre, Port of Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia


Built in 1980, designed by Estonian architects of a ship in the captain's cabin is located a restaurant. Project Manager - Henno Sepmann. The current name - Pirita Top Spa Hotell.

Railway station, Dubulti, Jurmala, Latvia


Built in 1977, the centenary of the station, designed by architect Igor G. Yavein. Frozen Baltic wave in concrete - and at the same time a reference to the Soviet avant-garde of the 1920s, and a kind of precursor of the modern "space" of architecture.

Pavilion at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of the Uzbek SSR, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Built in the 1970s. Unfortunately, to the present time the building has been preserved. The source of inspiration for architects pavilion apparently served as the cathedral of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, a communist and a great friend of all Soviet people.

Cinema "Russia", Yerevan, Armenia


The building was erected in 1975 in the center of the Armenian capital under the guidance of the creative team of architects (G. Pogosyan, A. Tarkhanyan, S. Khachikyan).

Khmelnytsky oblast literary memorial museum of Nikolai Ostrovsky, Shepetivka, Ukraine


The ring, according to the authors of the project M. Guseva and V. Suslov, symbolized wreath in memory of the writer, and the pylons supporting it - hands admirers Ostrovsky. Scarlet smaltovaya mosaic - a red flag about the memorial wreath. 1979.

The building of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow


Construction began in 1974 and ended 20 years later, at the start of the construction project did not have analogues in Moscow. The main decorative element is made of metal and glass art compositions. The people called them "golden brain", there are many legends about this their mission, including the idea of ​​"conspiracy theories».

Museum of Ilia Chavchavadze, Kvareli, Georgia


Museum of Georgian poet and journalist Ilia was designed by one of the most avant-garde Soviet architects Victor Dzhorvenadze and commissioned in 1979.

Hotel "Olympia", Tallinn, Estonia


In 1980, together with the hotel "Olympia" on its ground floor was opened Variety. The building was designed by architects Toivo Kallas and Rein Kersten.

Home tips, Kaliningrad, Russia


The building began to build in 1970 and completed recently. It is located on the site of the former Koenigsberg castle and for a long time it was the most famous unfinished western Russia. Project Lion Misozhnikova and Galina Kucher locals nicknamed "bury robot».

Palace of solemn ceremonies, Tbilisi, Georgia


Erected in 1985, the project Victor Dzhorvenadze. In the years of independence, the building bought reputable local businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili. Here, in the former palace of weddings capital of Soviet Georgia in 2008, he was buried.

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