Georgian building among 13 most bizarre Soviet-era constructions
04 March, 2017
Georgian building among 13 most bizarre Soviet-era constructions
Georgian brutalist building of the Ministry of Highways has been named among the most amazing buildings constructed by Soviet architects by Business Insider. Here is what the article says:

LONDON — Mid-20th century architecture is not remembered with much affection by most people.

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end
of the 20th century.

Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin Wall and are still standing today. Here is a pick of the most amazing buildings left behind by Soviet architects.

First photo features Georgian building of Ministry of Highways in Tbilisi where the Bank of Georgia resides now.


The "Monument to the Revolution" built in Croatia (then Yugoslavia) is an abstract sculpture dedicated to the people of Moslavina during World War II.
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This building in Georgia originally housed the Ministry of Highways and almost looks like it has been Photoshopped. It's now occupied by a commercial bank.
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The enormous UFO-like spiritual home of the Bulgarian communist party stands on a peak in Buzludzha, a mountainous part of the country.
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On the inside the cathedral-like building has been abandoned, the roof is falling in, and the walls are covered in graffiti.
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The Makedonium is a memorial built in the 1970s to commemorate a revolt against Ottoman rule in the early 1900s, and it's pretty bizarre.
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This resort in Ukraine combines two late Soviet architectural trends: Constructing things off the ground, and buildings that look slightly like UFOs.
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Check out full list at Business Insider

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