In a post titled “The Walls Are Crying”, a blogger reflects [ru] on Kazakhstan's slowly disappearing Soviet artistic mosaics that once adorned housing blocks and industrial facilities across the country:

Many of these works of art died along with the buildings which they adorned. Some are being destroyed. But many mosaics can still be seen, and they are in a great state. They are like ghosts of an epoch gone by, reminding us of the country that does not exist any longer, of which we once were part.

The post includes images of several beautiful Soviet-era mosaics.