Cinema Rossiya

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Completed: 1975

Architects: Artur Tarkhanyan, Spartak Khachikyan and Hrachik Poghosyan

Alternative name: Cinema Russia 

Genre: Brutalist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

Once the largest cinema in Armenia, the structure was designed to resemble the lower and upper peaks of Mount Ararat. It was a victim of the break up of the Soviet Union and was abandoned for quite some time thereafter. These days, the ground levels are used as a shopping centre. 

Cinema Rossiya (Cinema Russia) in Yerevan, Armenia | Brutalist | Soviet architecture | former USSR

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