How did planners design Soviet cities?

Dormitories.

Stalinka Aparentment 1933-1950
* plain style
* fancier style for Soviet bureaucrats

Khrushcheyovky Apartments
* 5 stories tall (maximum for non-elevator buildings
* Pre-fabricated concrene blocks
* 60 millions people living in them at the peak
* Small apartments with kitchens

“Micro-districts” – 10-60 hectares, 20,000 people

Brezhnev – 1964 – buildings with elevators, 9-16 stories