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.

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


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