Soviet architecture in all its grand and gloomy glory

The Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: This 11-story high building is a civil registry that covers 410,000 sq ft.

Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: This cultural and entertainment center, made with marble and gold, is a modern structure.

Bayterek Tower, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: The Bayterek Tower is a monument and observation tower in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: The pyramid is a 203 ft (about 62 m) high structure and was built as a venue for Congress.

Kazakh Eli monument, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: The monument overlooks the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation and represents sovereignty.

The Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia: Located in Riga, the building is nicknamed Stalin's birthday cake by locals.

House of Government, Prague, Czech Republic: This government building in the Czech Republic's capital city is heavily influenced by Soviet architecture.

Soviet War Memorial, Budapest, Hungary: In Budapest, Hungary, very little exists representing Soviet-style architecture.

House of the Free Press, Bucharest, Romania: This building was constructed between 1952 and 1956, and is located in northern Bucharest. 

The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania: The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest serves, naturaly, as the seat of the Parliament of Romania.

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