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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.

Republic Square Metro Station

Republic Square Metro Station

Republic Square Metro Station in Yerevan, Armenia. Completed in 1981 by J. Torosyan and M. Minasyan. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Unknown Monument

Unknown Monument

An unknown monument in a small park in Gyumri, the second-largest city in Armenia. Soviet-era monument in the former USSR.

Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex

Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex

Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex (also called Tsitsernakaberd) in Yerevan, Armenia. Completed in 1968. Soviet-era memorial in the former USSR.

Places to visit in Gyumri, Armenia

Places to visit in Gyumri, Armenia

Places to visit in Gyumri, Armenia. Caucasus travel guide highlighting what to do in Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city, with a map of locations.

Monument to the Great Patriotic War

Monument to the Great Patriotic War

Monument to the Great Patriotic War (World War II) in Gyumri, the second-largest city in Armenia. Soviet-era war memorial in the former USSR.

Blue Iron Fountain

Blue Iron Fountain

Blue Iron Fountain in Gyumri, Armenia. Completed in the 1970s by architect Artur Tarkhanyan. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Sevan Railway Station

Sevan Railway Station

Railway Station with a silver plinth and red star on top in the town of Sevan, Armenia. Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

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