From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises

From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises
Romanița building in Chișinău, Moldova. Image: Arseniy Kotov

8 July 2020

Combining a heavy dose of sarcasm with a splash of occasional romanticism, Instagram account @yebenyagram curates pictures of life in Eastern Europe’s socialist-era high rises.

Aside from city tower blocks, @yebenyagram also brings together photos of new-builds and countryside living, too.

The account also revels in a certain dark humour, whether that involves cows in a former Romanian church, a “nothing new” sign on an announcement board in Kyiv, or snaps of “high-quality” roads in Chelyabinsk.

But if you think you’ve seen it all, think again — as this bus stop in Stavropol, south-western Russia, proves.

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