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Communist architecture is often monumental, sometimes minimalist, and always imposing. But in the latter years of most European communist states, traditional Brutalist architecture gave way to something a little weirder — and occasionally even playful. Here are some incredible buildings from this era in late Eastern Bloc communism.

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Crematorium, Kiev, Ukraine (1975)

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Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, St. Petersburg, Russia (1973-1988)

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Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow

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Hotel Forum, Kraków, Poland (1978-1989)

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Museum of Slovak National Uprising , Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (1969)

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Riga Diesel Engine Factory, Riga, Latvia (1985)

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Palace of Concerts and Sports, Vilnius, Lithuania (1971)

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Genex Tower, Belgrade, Serbia (1977)

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National Library, Pristina, Kosovo

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