The prominent architectural style of the Soviet Union was the Constructivist architecture from the 1920s to the 1930s and the Stalinist architecture from the 1930s through the 1950s. The hotels listed here are offering a journey back to the old communist world through remarkable examples like the Seven Sisters.
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Tucked away on the top two floors of a historic building somewhere in St. Petersburg is one of the best budget hotels. 'Friends by the House of Books' as it's called, is right next to the landmark Zinger House aka the House of books. The hotel decor is vibrant and …
This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR's victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as …
Looking at the Red Stars from the outside, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is just another standard hotel inside a concrete cube. But this apparent ugliness is only skin deep. The interior of the hotel has been decorated by the best street artists in Russia creating a …
Unchanged since Tsarist Russia, for 100 years this prison served to brutalize those who fell foul of the Tsar and Communist Party. The place is said to be haunted. Perhaps you feel brave enough to take their tour. Just don’t blame your captors… I mean hosts when you see a …