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'Constructivism 2.0': chief Moscow architect pledges to protect Soviet style

‘Constructivism 2.0’: chief Moscow architect pledges to protect Soviet style

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

A tale of two cities: Ryan Koopmans photographs the old and new capitals of Kazakhstan

A tale of two cities: Ryan Koopmans photographs the old and new capitals of Kazakhstan

A tower block-inspired design studio wants to give you a portable home away from home

A tower block-inspired design studio wants to give you a portable home away from home

Almaty's astonishingly intricate patterns

Almaty’s astonishingly intricate patterns

Block party: meet the people who live among the brutalist edifices of New Belgrade

Block party: meet the people who live among the brutalist edifices of New Belgrade

Capital punishment: can Minsk move beyond its post-Soviet architectural malaise?

Capital punishment: can Minsk move beyond its post-Soviet architectural malaise?

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Kirill Savchenkov: the Russian artist exploring existence in the post-Soviet city

Kirill Savchenkov: the Russian artist exploring existence in the post-Soviet city

Know your tower block: Russia or not? Take the test

Know your tower block: Russia or not? Take the test

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Photo of the week: a vertigo-inducing view from above Poznań's smog

Photo of the week: a vertigo-inducing view from above Poznań‘s smog

Post-Soviet photography: a film on visual culture in the New East

Post-Soviet photography: a film on visual culture in the New East

Radical suburbs: Owen Hatherley on the secret history of Moscow's mass housing experiment

Radical suburbs: Owen Hatherley on the secret history of Moscow’s mass housing experiment

See the award-winning photos celebrating Eastern Europe’s mass housing

See the award-winning photos celebrating Eastern Europe’s mass housing

Soviet housing is finally getting a smart tech makeover. All hail the ‘Smartovka’

Soviet housing is finally getting a smart tech makeover. All hail the ‘Smartovka’

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind