Posts Tagged ‘building’

Ostankino Tower  is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. Standing 540.1 metres (1,772 ft) tall. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m (1,600 ft) in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. It is named after the Ostankino district of Moscow in which it is located. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1967. SovietEraMuseum

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Moscow  is the capital city and the most populous city of USSR. SovietEraMuseum present a great photo story about ‘golden years’ of Soviet Moscow:

The history of Obninsk began in 1945 when the First Research Institute Laboratory “V”, which later became known as IPPE was founded. The city was built next to the plant in order to support it. Scientists, engineers, construction workers, teachers and other professionals moved to Obninsk from all over the Soviet Union. Town status was

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SovietEraMuseum present a series of articles “Destroyed Plants”. Part I. Stakhanov Coke Plant (Voroshilovgrad region, Ukrainian SSR)

Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in USSR. The name in Russian means “tumulus of Mamai”. The original Mamayev Kurgan was a Tartar burial mound 102 metres high. The current formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle was a decisive Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern front of World War

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Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvian SSR. SovietEraMuseum present a few photos from own archive about Soviet Riga.