Russian city to demolish derided ‘Robot’ building

  • The never-occupied building is seen in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The hulking never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot’s head that has loomed over the city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region’s governor says. The 21-story House of Soviets was left unfinished when funding ran out in 1985 amid the Soviet Union’s economic struggles and later was assessed to be structurally unsound. (AP Photo/James Heintz)

MOSCOW — A hulking, never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot’s head that has loomed over the Russian city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region’s governor says.