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Former Theatre

Former Theatre

An abandoned theatre in war-torn Ochamchire, southern Abkhazia. Stalinist Empire style, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Former Pearl Hotel

Former Pearl Hotel

Pearl Hotel in Ochamchire, in the southern region of the de facto state of Abkhazia. Now abandoned. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Resort Pitsunda

Resort Pitsunda

Sea-themed mosaic in the grounds of Resort Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Completed in 1967 by lead artist, Zurab Tsereteli. Soviet-era artwork in the former USSR.

Welcome Sign, Resort Pitsunda

Welcome Sign, Resort Pitsunda

Welcome Sign at the entrance to Resort Pitsunda, Abkhazia. Also called Resort of all-Union or Seven Candles Resort. Soviet-era artwork in the former USSR.

Ochamchire Railway Station

Ochamchire Railway Station

The now-abandoned Railway Station in Ochamchire, southern Abkhazia. Completed in 1940. Stalinist Empire style, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Monument to the Miner

Monument to the Miner

Monument to the Miner in Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia, a de facto republic nested between Georgia and Russia. Soviet-era monument in the former USSR.

Monument to Vladimir Lenin

Monument to Vladimir Lenin

Monument to Vladimir Lenin in the grounds of a former school in Bzypta, Abkhazia. Now abandoned. Soviet-era monument in the former USSR.

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