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Monument to the Soviet Army

Monument to the Soviet Army

Monument to the Soviet Army in the small town of Antonovo, northeast Bulgaria. Socialist-era monument in the former Eastern Bloc.

Hristo Botev Community Centre

Hristo Botev Community Centre

Hristo Botev Community Centre​ in Kalofer, a small town in central Bulgaria. Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument at Shipka Pass in central Bulgaria. Completed in 1934 by sculptor Aleksandar Andreev. War memorial in the former Eastern Bloc.

Festival and Congress Centre

Festival and Congress Centre

Festival and Congress Centre in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1986. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Monument to the Fallen Fighters

Monument to the Fallen Fighters

Spomenik: Monument to the Fallen Fighters in Črnomelj, Slovenia. Completed in 1961. Socialist-era war memorial in the former Yugoslavia.

Monument to General Major Tsvetko Radon

Monument to General Major Tsvetko Radon

Monument to General Major Tsvetko Radon in Kran, Bulgaria. Completed in 1985 by sculptor Dimitar Austin. Socialist-era monument in the former Eastern Bloc.

Municipality Hall

Municipality Hall

Municipality Hall (formerly Communist Party House) in Shumen, Bulgaria. Completed in 1970. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Grmeč Hotel

Grmeč Hotel

The now-abandoned Grmeč Hotel in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Completed in the 1980s. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Yugoslavia.

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

Spomenik: Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Completed in 1965. Socialist-era memorial in the former Yugoslavia.

Hotel Sutjeska

Hotel Sutjeska

The now-abandoned Hotel Sutjeska in Tjentište, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Completed in 1983. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Yugoslavia. 

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