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Central Market

Central Market

Central Market on the banks of the Qvirila River in Chiatura (Caucasus), Georgia. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Decorative Panel

Decorative Panel

Decorative Panel on the side of a building in Borjomi, a resort town in south-central Georgia. Soviet-era relief in the former USSR.

Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) Statue

Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) Statue

Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) Statue in Tbilisi, Georgia (Caucasus). Constructed between 1981 and 1983. Soviet-era monument in the former USSR.

Cable Car Station

Cable Car Station

A now-abandoned cable car station in Chiatura, Georgia. Completed in 1990. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture in the small town of Khobi, Georgia (Caucasus). Artwork by Zurab Tsereteli. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Decorative Facade

Decorative Facade

A large mosaic on the side of a building in the main street in Borjomi, a spa town in Georgia. Soviet-era artwork in the former USSR.

Tbilisi Concert Hall

Tbilisi Concert Hall

Tbilisi Concert Hall in the capital of Georgia. Completed in 1971. Lead architect Ivane Chkhenkeli. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Russian Drama Theatre

Russian Drama Theatre

Russian Drama Theatre in Sukhumi, capital of the de facto state of Abkhazia. Completed in 1981. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Unknown Hotel

Unknown Hotel

A now-abandoned hotel in Novy Afon, Abkhazia (part of the Caucasus). Originally built in 1977. Brutalist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Riga Furniture House

Riga Furniture House

Riga Furniture House in Latvia. Completed in 1980 by architects Raimija Lubovich and Sergey Lubovich. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

Former Military Housing

Former Military Housing

A now-abandoned Military Housing Unit in Irbene, Latvia. Completed in the early 1970s. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.

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