Soviet Architecture of Baku: Guide to Soviet Modernism

The iconic landmarks represent the architectural movement called Soviet Modernism/Socialist Modernism. Dubbed the last style of the empire, here is a short account of the best socialist/soviet sights and landmarks built during 1955-1991 in Baku.

Mascarons of Baku


Art-Nouveau Architecture

Photographs by

Gani Nasirov

Mascarons of Baku

Soviet Architecture in Baku

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Soviet Architecture in Baku

An overview of development and evolution of Soviet Architecture in Baku. Constructuvism, Soviet Realism (Stanlinist Empire Style) and Soviet Modernism (Socialist Modernism).

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