The USSR was the scene of a multitude of experiments on the architectural level which affected project management, the contracting authority and users. Under Brezhnev, there was an architectural policy of non-interference, which gave the state design studios more freedom, breaking with the monotony of the Khrushchev era. While housing, schools and small neighborhood infrastructures were built according to "typological projects", official facilities in large urban centers were designed according to the individual "author's projects.  Analysis of these buildings informs us about the evolution of the living environment of the nomenklatura, the intelligentsia and the proletariat.