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The 13 Most Bizarre Soviet-era Buildings That Are Still Standing Today

The Bank of Georgia headquarters
Bank of Georgia Headquarters, Tbilisi

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.

Read more on Business Insider.

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