House of Culture named after Pavel Tkachenko

Location: Bendery (Bender), Transnistria

Completed: 1963

Architects: Valentin Mednek (architect), Mikhail Burya and Vladislav Obukh (artists)

Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

The mosaic compositions on either side of the building’s main entrance represent the unity of industry and agriculture within the Moldavian SSR. The left wall features a worker carrying a reel of wire and a weaver clutching a roll of fabric, and on the right can be seen a shepherd playing the flute and an agricultural worker holding a vine. A Monument to Pavel Tkachenko, after which the House of Culture is named, stands nearby.

House of Culture named after Pavel Tkachenko in Bendery (Bender), Transnistria | Modernist | Soviet architecture | former USSR

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