10 Bizarre Examples of Communist Architecture

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6 Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics

Arguably more cool than bizarre, this 7-story building in St. Petersburg. Russia is part of the Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, established in 1968. However, this particular structure, nicknamed “White Tulip” due to its unique exterior, was completed in 1987, 14 years since it had been initially proposed. Among other things, the Institute focused on space engineering, carrying out research and development work. Looking from the outside, the first thing you’ll notice is its exterior resembling an accordion, complemented with pointed structures at the top, which all added a unique twist to the architecture of St. Petersburg (or Leningrad, as it was called at the time).


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