The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, built in 1964, is just one of many memorials to the Soviet era scattered around MOSCOW. Find the others in our FEATURES section

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, built in is just one of many memorials to the Soviet era scattered around MOSCOW.

Impromptu dancers on the Patriarchal Bridge over the Moscow River with the grandiose Church of Christ the Saviour behind them. The architecture is old, the spirit renewed. Check out our MOSCOW feature this month

Impromptu dancers on the Patriarchal Bridge over the Moscow River with the grandiose Church of Christ the Saviour behind them. The architecture is old, the spirit renewed. Check out our MOSCOW feature this month

We have a saying about the past: The old days were better, the girls were younger then,” says Moscow car restorer Ilya Sorokin, who confesses to a fondness for the vanished land of his childhood.

We have a saying about the past: The old days were better, the girls were younger then,” says Moscow car restorer Ilya Sorokin, who confesses to a fondness for the vanished land of his childhood.

Leningradskaya Hotel in MOSCOW has new lifts and a spruced-up interior, but to visit is to indulge in nostalgia for the country in times past

Leningradskaya Hotel in MOSCOW has new lifts and a spruced-up interior, but to visit is to indulge in nostalgia for the country in times past

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, its epic history lives on in the buildings and monuments of MOSCOW

The All-Russia Exhibition Centre is a Stalin-era park that commemorates creative and technological advancements made by 15 constituent republics of the USSR. A statue of Lenin stands in front of the Centre Pavilion.

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