Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Historic Pavilions

Outside Moscow’s city center, visitors are greeted to the curious site of the Soviet-era All Russian Exhibition Center.  The site itself is vast, sporting multiple pavilions touting supposed ethnic harmony in the Soviet Union.

A Soviet steeple peeps out of one pavilion undergoing restoration.

An art deco Soviet-era building.

Armenia Pavilion.

An Islamic-style pavilion.

Pavilion with wooden facade.

Other oddities at the Exhibition Center include old Soviet facades touting the authorities’ prowess in animal husbandry and agriculture.

Walking along, the visitor comes upon an old pavilion which has been reconverted into a restaurant.

Soviet-era poster inside the reconverted restaurant.

An old style Soviet-era ice cream parlor, yet another oddity.

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