Check out the monument blending Soviet nostalgia with space age aesthetics

Check out the monument blending Soviet nostalgia with space age aesthetics
Image: zakupki.gov.ru

8 August 2018

Russian officials are celebrating 100 years of the Soviet Union’s idealistic Communist youth group with an abstract monument that puts a futuristic twist on socialist nostalgia.

The three shimmering pillars are set to be installed in the city of Yaroslavl by the end of the year to mark a century since the founding of the Komsomol, the youth wing of the Russian Communist party.

The digitally-designed sculptures are hoped to evoke images of “fluttering flags,” or a youthful “desire for incomprehensible utopian peaks.”

Costing over 16 million rubles ($247,000), the project is just one part of a wider drive to transform Yaroslavl’s Vstrecha Square into a focal point for the city.