Once upon a time in Leningrad… St Petersburg’s Soviet era through architecture [1917-1991]

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Majestic underground stations, constructivist buildings and the austere House of Soviets, but also the former KGB palace and the creepy Memorial to the Victims of Political Repression. Explore the impressive and ominous architecture of Leningrad, St Petersburg’s Soviet name.

Moscow’s post-industrial Renaissance: turning factories into creative hubs

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A former chocolate factory promoting photography, a glass industrial plant redeveloped for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts and a brewery turned into a design center. 7 must-visit creative epicenters at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.