Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

English Russia has a splendid selection of the Top 25 Fantastic Soviet Buildings. I think the word they were looking for wasn't fantastic but crazymadmegalomaniacal. They look straight from the imagination of a sci-fi writer with double utopian-dystopian personality. It was hard to pick, but here are my five favorites:

5. Crematorium in Kiev, Ukraine. Crunched by the communists in life, burned to make cement in death.

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

4. Central research institute of robotics and technical cybernetics, Saint Petersburg. Complete with spacecraft ready to launch at any time.

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

3. The House of the Soviets, Kaliningrad. "Feed me humans!" it appears to say.

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

2. Sports and concert complex "Amalir", Yerevan, Armenia. It's actually the entry for the communist aliens' underground spaceport.

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

1. Recreation and retreat centre Druzhba (Friendship) in Yalta, Ukraine. I can't imagine myself relaxing in this place. It looks more like a futuristic prison.

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliensS

Check the rest at English Russia and post your favorite in the comments.