DW News published this video item, entitled “Russia: Landmark ‘House of Soviets’ in Kaliningrad to be demolished | Focus on Europe” – below is their description.
The House of Soviets was emblematic of Kaliningrad’s rich cultural history for more than 50 years. It took more than 20 years to build, and then remained empty for another 30. Now the massive building is coming down.
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