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18 Strange Soviet Bus Stops

They were built to help make the Proletariat feel better about their lives. Shot by Christopher Herwig.

As Herwig says, bus stops were one of the only areas that Soviet designers were allowed any creative freedom. The results were—mixed. Looks like a lot of Muslim influence.

1.

I…like it.

3.

Very patriotic.

4.

The outhouse aesthetic.

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Very World’s Fair-like.

7.

Not my taste, but OK.

8.

I like it.

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Kind of scary.

10.

Maybe inspired by St. Basil’s cathedral.

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That design’s all over the place.

12.

Feels comfortable. Nice horse.

13.

Yeah, no.

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Kind of futuristic.

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Not getting it.

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OK, interesting.

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Feels very Soviet.

Check out Herwig’s other collections, including Crossing Iceland, and West Africa.

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