Russian Revolution at 100: Welcome to Ukrainian Expo Center and Other Soviet Remnants


Like the All Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow, Kyiv’s Expo Center also showcases Soviet-era pavilions.  Indeed, in many ways the physical sensation of being in both places is remarkably similar.

Mural detail from the interior of one of the pavilions.

Like the All Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow, the Ukrainian Expo Center also showcases the Soviet state’s fascination with agriculture and animal husbandry.

Not far from the central pavilions lies a dinosaur museum, which ironically seems to evoke the overall mood of the Expo Center.

On the other side of town, I came across a retro-era Soviet circus building.

 


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