The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

Picture this: grim concrete edifices tower over pothole-riddled asphalt roads, irregular balconies and unstable expansions jutting out precariously unsupported into the air. Hundreds of thousands of grey mushroom-like bunkers sprawl across a once-pristine mountainous landscape, resembling ugly fungi proliferating after rainfall. The granite sculptures of fallen tyrants, their gazes contorted with spite, loom over public spaces and command undeserved respect. This type of scenery has dominated formerly communist countries for decades, a daily reminder of the oppression of now-collapsed regimes. The brutalist and constructivist debris belies the civil progress that has been made since, both …

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