The Soviet Union is a time and a place commonly misinterpreted as one of conformity and of restrictions on creative freedom. To the contrary, functionaries of the state, albeit sometimes anonymously, were experimenting in design and planning departments across the entire territory.
The Crazy-Daring, Concrete Bus Stops of the Soviet Era
Pete Brook

Wonderful observation — this is the usual ‘western’ stereotype. The level of creativity in the USSR was at par with the Renaissance in Europe — the problem was, it was contained within a physical space.

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