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The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets’ misplaced…

That Time Soviet Russia Built A House Entirely Out Of Plastic

That Time Soviet Russia Built A House Entirely Out Of Plastic

In its heyday, plastic was viewed as a revolutionary advancement — safer and lighter than glass, cheap to manufacture, and useful in countless commercial applications. In fact, in the early 1960s, architects in the USSR even tried building entire houses out of the stuff.