Soviet–era building “Karakumstroi” in Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, in a 1975 picture. At that time, the population of the city was 289 000 (source: Novosti). This office and administration building has been built between 1964 and 1969 by design of architects Abdullah Akhmedov, Fikrat Aliyev, Arif Zeynalov and Etya Krichevskaya in the “soviet modernism” style.[1][2]

(photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)

  1. [1]Soviet Modernism Database
  2. [2]Ritter, Katharina. Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown History. Zurich: Park, 2012 (book)