Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

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When Francis Fukuyama so joyfully declared that the world had reached the "end of history" in 1992, he was only half right. Yes, the Soviet Union and its ideological model was ordered to live long, and the Western model of liberal democracy has gained momentum.

However, the ideas come and go, but the buildings and structures in which these ideas were born, lived and died, remain much longer. It is related to the monuments scattered throughout the former Soviet Union and sotsbloka countries. Although these abandoned sites were probably influenced by the time, they still remind us of the transformative and lasting power that have ideas.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Statue of a Communist in the Bulgarian town of Zimnitsa.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Nis, Serbia.

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Koshman, Serbia.

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Krusevo, Macedonia.

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Jasenovac, Croatia.

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Kossuth, Croatia.

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Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Ostra, Romania.

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Tentishte, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Petrova Gora, Croatia.

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Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Brezovica, Kosovo.

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Kolasin, Montenegro.

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Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Tentishte, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Macklem, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Mitrovica, Kosovo.

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Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

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Korenica, Croatia.

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Niksic, Montenegro.

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Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Xin, Croatia.

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Kadinyacha, Serbia.

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Grmech, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Monument to the Revolution in Moslavina, Croatia.

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On the outskirts of Buzludzha, Bulgaria.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Monument Shumen, Bulgaria.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Russian soldiers, addressed to Moscow, Varna, Bulgaria.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria in the city of Shumen.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

monument of Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in Varna, Bulgaria.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Hill Fellowship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Abandoned monuments of the Soviet Union

Hall of the Communist Party in Buzludja Bulgaria.