The moody beauty of Soviet Tbilisi Author: George Gogua

Soviet Blocks are everywhere around us. We live between them, we walk past them, we live inside them.

They are grey and they are massive. They block our space.

All these reasons why the people should hate these buildings made me start a project.

I decided to document the Soviet Architecture and lock them in my photographs just like they lock us in our living places.
This project which i started an year ago, is just a first part of a broader multimedia sotry, which will be published in an soon. So keep following.

A number of Tbilisi neighborhoods sprung up in the 1950-1980s.

Temka, Varketili, Gldani, Mukhiani, Nutsubidze Plateau, Didi Digomi, Orkhevi, Ponichala – all were created in the Soviet era.

Over the span of 30 years, 6,200 residential buildings were built in Tbilisi.

They say the walls are so thin in these homes that you can hear the erotic groans of your neighbors making love.

You can also identify what your neighbors below you are cooking.

The Soviet construction boom turned Tbilisi into a city of more than a million people. In 1989, there were more than 1.2 million in the city.


George Gogua

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