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13 Oddball Examples of Reclaimed Soviet Architecture

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Since the fall of the U.S.S.R. in 1991, Russian and former Soviet satellite governments and city planners have been muddling through ways to redefine and reclaim architecture left in the wake of a world power's dissolution. It's a question of how to assess and celebrate Soviet buildings, which have gross cultural weight as harbingers of the Space Age and Brutalist aesthetics, while making room for modern needs; sensitively memorializing the past with plenty of airspace for the future. The ways Soviet structures have been rehashed and reconfigured seem innumerable, if incredibly fascinating to unpack. Below, 10 ways governments, artists, and planners have used the spaces:

· All Brutalism posts [Curbed National]
· All Soviet Design posts [Curbed National]