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Architecture is known to accurately reflect those moral values which dominates at a
specific time period. Dominance of the monoidea in the political structure of our
country, hard-handed plantation of this idea, straightforward approach in deciding
dialectical issues, advocacy of ascetic way of life and fight with architectural
extravagances were inevitably reflected in urban development. To the greatest extent,
architectural avant-garde showed its worth in public buildings: hotels, buildings of
territorial executives committees, stadiums, cinemas were generally were patterned
after aggressive visual field (Fig. 25, 26).
Fig. 25. Many public buildings are made with a great number of similar elements
to generate aggressive visible fields in urban environment (on the top - building
of former CPSU committee of the territory and the monument to O. Kuusinen, Petrozavodsk)
It was some kind of a social order - to
incarnate socialism in architecture. These buildings, as compared with others,
had more direct lines, right angles, large surfaces with great number of homogeneous
elements. Monuments to leaders of revolution installed in front of buildings of
territorial executives committees could not positively affect their constructivist
appearance, and they for themselves generally "were lost" on the background of
a powerful visual stimulus with a wall of this building being as such.
Fig. 26. "Aggressive" sport complex, Moscow). Bars, fences and a ribbed wall result in that one
aggressive field is overlaid by the other.