Showing posts with label soviet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soviet. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CUP Area

A word CUP isn't related to any sport at all, but it stands for Centrinė Universalinė Parduotuvė (Central Department Store).
This shopping mall and Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva (tall building on the right side) were built in 1970s as the beginning of Vilnius city expansion to the Neris river right coast.
Thanks to Justas for providing this great photo :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Kardinalija is the name of the few Soviet buildings, which are built in Old Town in the place of the former palace of Radvilas, the richest family in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Memorial devoted to Victory of Soviet Army over Nazi Germany in 1945 is located in Antakalnis Cemetery.
6 concrete statues stand among thousands militiamen tombs of different wars, including Napoleon's soldiers invaded into Russia in 1812.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Alaus studija

Alaus studija (Beer Studio) is a traditional beer bar, which is located in the former Soviet military barrack of the North town. It is especially popular among sport fans, which come here to watch games.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Sigma was one of the biggest electronics fabrics in USSR since 1956. Nowadays it is just a real estate with industrial history and nothing more.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Lazdynai is a typical Soviet neighbourhood in Vilnius. It became famous after movie Приключения Электроника, which was filmed here in the end of 1970s

Friday, August 5, 2011

TV Tower

Vilnius TV Tower is 326 meters and was built in 1980. By the time of construction it was one of the tallest structures in Europe.
See also Riga TV Tower, which is taller for almost 50 meters.