architectural dictionary.

Soviet architecture of official facilities in Transcaucasia and Central Asia (1960-1980s) reflects a true multicultural synthesis - Soviet, Islamic and Byzantine contributions in the image of a multi-ethnic population. The buildings use a very particular constructive vocabulary with which it is advisable to become familiar. These terms concern both the facades and in particular the mechanisms of ornamentation but also spatial, structural and sometimes urban principles. As a result, we have listed all the Islamic and Byzantine architectural devices that we have gathered together in the form of a small glossary capable of identifying these elements in the buildings we are analyzing.