Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Mother Armenia in Yerevan. Completed in 1967 by Rafael Israelyan (architect) and Ara Harutyunyan (sculptor). Soviet monument in the former USSR.
Vardan Ajemyan Drama Theatre in Gyumri Armenia. Completed in 1974 by architect Alexander Tamanian. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.
Nor Arabkir Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. Completed in 1985 by sculptor G. Ghambarian. Soviet war memorial in the former USSR.
Monument to the Battle of Bash-Aparan in central Armenia. Completed in 1979 by architect Rafael Israelyan. Soviet monument in the former USSR.
Yerevan Cascade Complex in Armenia. Architects J. Torosyan, A. Mkhitaryan and S. Gurzadyan. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.