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Weirdest commie buildings

Stalinist realism. We've all heard of it. Well, most of us anyway. It's an architectural style that still defines large swaths of urban territory across East Europe, parts of Asia and even Africa and Latin America. Wherever communism has set foot at least for a while, we see gargantuan concrete mastodons. We've talked about life in those monsters before here. But what about the most extreme and weird specimens of that epoch? Here are a few that will sure raise a few eyebrows.

The Ministry of Highways in Georgia (not the state, the country).

The monument at Mount Buzludja in Bulgaria, home of the former Communist Party, now defunct and desolete.

Ilinden Memorial in Macedonia, commemorating the country's independence. Perhaps E.T. arrived in this shuttle?

Chisinau Circus in Moldova. The creepy ruinous outlook is quite fitting for the state of affairs in that country.

The monument dedicated to 1300 years of Bulgaria in Shumen. Why exactly an ancient history had to be commemorated with grotesque cubicism is beyond me.

The Robotics and Technical Cybernetics Institute in Russia. Typical example of that style.

Hotel Forum in Krakow, Poland. It may look like one of those Star Wars machines, but it isn't.

Hotel Salute in Kiev, Ukraine. It's actually quite amazing in its ambitious futuristic style.

Revolution of Moslavina Monument in Croatia (then Yugoslavia). Built to honor the WW2 victims.

Radio Tower in Bratislava, Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia). A reversed pyramid? An alien spacecraft?

Got more of these examples?

Source: Talk politics.

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