6.) The Soviet Headquarter - Instytut Pileckiego

6.) The Soviet Headquarter

The building was reopened in 1952 on the same site where the Russian imperialist envoy in Berlin had been located since 1706. The building, situated in the heart of Berlin, still bears the Soviet emblem. The only change made since Soviet times is the disappearance of the marble bust of Lenin after 1977. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the space was taken over by the Russian embassy and continued to serve as the headquarters of its ideology. This monumental space has always been a symbol of its possessive power over the city. Since the start of the full-scale war, the area has been fenced off, restricting public access.


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