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TZUM Central Department Store

TZUM Central Department Store

TZUM Central Department Store, part of the Largo, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Stalinist Empire style, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Monument to Vladimir Lenin

Monument to Vladimir Lenin

Monument to Vladimir Lenin inside the grounds of the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Socialist-era monument in the former Eastern Bloc.

“Movement”

“Movement”

Sculpture entitled “Movement” in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1972 by sculptor Evgeni Baramov. Socialist-era monument in the former Eastern Bloc.

Monument to Michael the Brave

Monument to Michael the Brave

Monument to Michael the Brave in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Completed in 1976 by sculptor Marius Butunoiu. Socialist-era monument in the former Eastern Bloc.

“Valul ai vantul”

“Valul ai vantul”

“Valul ai vantul” in Galați, Romania. Completed in 1977 by sculptor Ernest Kasnovschi. Socialist-era sculpture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Hunedoara Train Station

Hunedoara Train Station

The no longer in use train station in Hunedoara, Romania. Completed in 1953. Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Culture House of Trade Unions

Culture House of Trade Unions

Culture House of Trade Unions in Alba Iulia, Romania. Completed in 1976. Architect Gh. Dorin. Modernist, Socialist architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Apartment Building

Apartment Building

Facade of an apartment building in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, Romania. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Independenta Sibiu Factory

Independenta Sibiu Factory

The head office of the now-abandoned Independenta Sibiu Factory in Sibiu, Romania. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Sector 4

Sector 4

Sector 4 in Bucharest, Romania. Chief architect Calin Alexandrescu. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

Blocul Rotund MF-1

Blocul Rotund MF-1

Blocul Rotund MF-1 (Block Crayon/The Pencil) in Constanţa, Romania. Completed in 1987. Modernist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Eastern Bloc.

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