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This is an incomplete list of the tallest structures that were built the former Soviet Union.

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Tallest structures

Construction Year Country Town Pinnacle height Structural type Coordinates Remarks
Ostankino Tower 1967 Russia Moscow 540.1 m 1772 ft Tower (concrete) 55°49′10.94″N 37°36′41.79″E / 55.8197056°N 37.6116083°E / 55.8197056; 37.6116083 (Ostankino Tower) Tallest structure in Europe and the third tallest freestanding structure in the world (after Canada|s CN Tower (2nd) and the Burj Khalifa (1st))
Chimney of GRES-2 Power Station 1987 Kazakhstan Ekibastusz 419.7 m 1377 ft Chimney (concrete) 52°1′26.3″N 75°28′34.5″E / 52.023972°N 75.47625°E / 52.023972; 75.47625 (GRES-2 Power Station) Tallest chimney in the world
Kiev TV Tower 1973 Ukraine Kiev 385 m 1263 ft Tower ( lattice steel) 50°28′16″N 30°27′12″E / 50.47111°N 30.45333°E / 50.47111; 30.45333 (Kiev TV Tower) Tallest lattice tower in the world
Tashkent Tower 1985 Uzbekistan Tashkent 374.9 m 1230 ft Tower (steel) 41°20′44.05″N 69°17′4.57″E / 41.3455694°N 69.2846028°E / 41.3455694; 69.2846028 (Tashkent Tower)
Alma-Ata Tower 1983 Kazakhstan Alma-Ata 371.5 m 1219 ft Tower (steel) 43°13′44″N 76°58′34″E / 43.22889°N 76.97611°E / 43.22889; 76.97611 (Almaty Tower) Tallest steel tube tower in the world
Chimney of Berezovskaya GRES 1985 Russia Sharypovo 370 m 1214 ft Chimney (concrete) 55°34′46″N 89°04′21″E / 55.57944°N 89.0725°E / 55.57944; 89.0725 (Chimney of Berezovskaya GRES) Tallest chimney in the Russia
Riga Radio and TV Tower 1987 Latvia Riga 368.5 m 1209 ft Tower (concrete) 56°55′26″N 24°08′14″E / 56.92389°N 24.13722°E / 56.92389; 24.13722 (Riga Radio and TV Tower)
Tambov TV Mast 1991 Russia Tambov 360 m 1181 feet Guyed mast 52°46′51″N 41°24′52″E / 52.78083°N 41.41444°E / 52.78083; 41.41444 (Tambov TV Mast)
Novosokolniki TV Mast 1995 Russia Novosokolniki 360 m 1181 feet Guyed mast 56°20′00″N 30°01′00″E / 56.3333333°N 30.0166667°E / 56.3333333; 30.0166667 (Novosokolniki TV Mast) [1]
Donetsk TV Mast 1992 Ukraine Donetsk 360 m 1181 ft Guyed mast 47°56′43″N 37°38′36″E / 47.94528°N 37.64333°E / 47.94528; 37.64333 (Donetsk TV Mast)
Străşeni TV Mast 1985 Moldova Străşeni 355 m 1165 ft Guyed mast 47°07′17.0″N 28°33′54″E / 47.12139°N 28.565°E / 47.12139; 28.565 (Străşeni TV Mast)
Lipetsk TV Mast 1991 Russia Lipetsk 354.6 m 1,163 feet Guyed mast 52°40′13″N 39°28′59″E / 52.67028°N 39.48306°E / 52.67028; 39.48306 (Lipetsk TV Mast)
TV Tower Vinnytsia 1961 Ukraine Vinnytsia 354 m 1161 ft Guyed mast 49°14′39″N 28°25′43″E / 49.24417°N 28.42861°E / 49.24417; 28.42861 (TV Tower Vinnytsia) equipped with six crossbars running from the mast body to the guys
Mosolovo TV Mast 1968 Russia Mosolovo 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 54°16′17″N 40°33′28″E / 54.27139°N 40.55778°E / 54.27139; 40.55778 (Mosolovo TV Mast)
Lipin Bor TV Mast 1970 Russia Lipin Bor 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 60°21′27″N 37°55′15″E / 60.3575°N 37.92083°E / 60.3575; 37.92083 (Lipin Bor TV Mast)
Kolodischi TV Mast 1970 Belarus Minsk 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 53°57′40″N 27°46′42″E / 53.96111°N 27.77833°E / 53.96111; 27.77833 (Kolodischi TV Mast)
Selizharovo TV Mast 1971 Russia Selizharovo 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 56°55′03″N 33°34′47″E / 56.9175°N 33.57972°E / 56.9175; 33.57972 (Selizharovo TV Mast)
Pinerovka TV Mast 1971 Russia Balashov 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 51°35′20″N 43°01′36″E / 51.58889°N 43.02667°E / 51.58889; 43.02667 (Pinerovka TV Mast)
Ushachi TV Mast 1974 Belarus Ushachi 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 55°14′42″N 28°38′31″E / 55.245°N 28.64194°E / 55.245; 28.64194 (Ushachi TV Mast)
Yershov TV Mast 1974 Russia Yershov 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast
Chimney of Syrdarya Power Plant 1975 Uzbekistan Syrdarya 350 m 1148 ft Chimney (concrete)
Tula TV Mast 1975/76 Russia Tula 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 54°8′27″N 37°35′03″E / 54.14083°N 37.58417°E / 54.14083; 37.58417 (Tula TV Mast)
Rodniki TV Mast 1977 Russia Rodniki 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 57°05′24″N 41°44′02″E / 57.09°N 41.73389°E / 57.09; 41.73389 (Rodniki TV Mast)
Novo-Bykovo TV Mast 1977 Russia Vladimir 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 56°01′10″N 40°50′25″E / 56.01944°N 40.84028°E / 56.01944; 40.84028 (Novo-Bykovo TV Mast)
Volga TV Mast 1978 Russia Rybinsk 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 57°57′53″N 38°21′14″E / 57.96472°N 38.35389°E / 57.96472; 38.35389 (Volga TV Mast)
Kanevskaya TV Mast 1979 Russia Kanevskaya 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 46°03′28″N 38°57′59″E / 46.05778°N 38.96639°E / 46.05778; 38.96639 (Kanevskaya TV Mast)
Stavropol TV Mast 1979 Russia Stavropol 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast
Ust-Kalmanka TV Mast 1979 Russia Ust-Kalmanka 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast
Livny TV Mast 1979? Russia Livny 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast
Sovetsky TV Mast 1984 Russia Sovetsky, Mari El Republic 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 56°45′17″N 48°32′05″E / 56.75472°N 48.53472°E / 56.75472; 48.53472 (Sovetsky TV Mast)
Smogiri TV Mast 1986 Russia Smolensk 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 55°02′08″N 32°22′52″E / 55.03556°N 32.38111°E / 55.03556; 32.38111 (Smogiri TV Mast)
Varaksino TV Mast 1988 Russia Izhevsk 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 56°52′13″N 53°03′05″E / 56.87028°N 53.05139°E / 56.87028; 53.05139 (Varaksino TV Mast)
Tsivilsk TV Mast 1990 Russia Tsivilsk 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 55°48′22″N 47°26′42″E / 55.80611°N 47.445°E / 55.80611; 47.445 (Tsivilsk TV Mast)
Uchkizil TV Mast 1990 Uzbekistan Uchkizil, Termez 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 37°21′24″N 67°11′55″E / 37.35667°N 67.19861°E / 37.35667; 67.19861 (Uchkizil TV Mast)
Galich TV Mast  ? Russia Galich 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast not in use so far
Belyy Yar TV Mast  ? Russia Belyy Yar, Surgut 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 61°16′6″N 73°14′9″E / 61.26833°N 73.23583°E / 61.26833; 73.23583 (Belyy Yar TV Mast)
Polykovichi TV Mast  ? Belarus Mahilyow/Polykovichi 350 m 1148 feet Guyed mast
Novaya Strazha TV Mast  ? Belarus Slonim 350 m 1148 feet Guyed mast 55°03′53″N 25°28′31″E / 55.06472°N 25.47528°E / 55.06472; 25.47528 (Novaya Strazha TV Mast)
Novaya TV Mast  ? Kazakhstan Karaganda 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 49°56′07″N 73°03′05″E / 49.93528°N 73.05139°E / 49.93528; 73.05139 (Novaya TV Mast)
Grigoriopol transmitter  ? Moldova Mayak 350 m 1,148 feet Guyed mast 47°17′21.4″N 29°26′0.25″E / 47.289278°N 29.4334028°E / 47.289278; 29.4334028 (Grigoriopol transmitter, 350 m mast ( destroyed)) collapsed in 1997[2]
Koeru TV Tower 1976 Estonia Koeru 349.5 m 1147 ft Guyed mast 58°58′27″N 26°3′22″E / 58.97417°N 26.05611°E / 58.97417; 26.05611 (Koeru TV Tower)
Bakaly TV Mast 1998 Russia Bakaly 348 m 1141 ft Guyed mast 55°5′42″N 54°9′52″E / 55.095°N 54.16444°E / 55.095; 54.16444 (Bakaly TV Mast)
Valgjärve TV Tower 1988 Estonia Valgjärve 347 m 1138 ft Guyed mast 58°5′51″N 26°40′42″E / 58.0975°N 26.67833°E / 58.0975; 26.67833 (Valgjärve TV Tower)
Proletariy TV Mast 1991 Russia Novgorod 347 m 1138 ft Guyed mast 58°26′55″N 31°43′24″E / 58.44861°N 31.72333°E / 58.44861; 31.72333 (Proletariy TV Mast) [3]
Rogun Dam  ? Tadjikistan Rogun 335 m 1099 ft Dam ( mud) 38°50′28″N 69°55′3″E / 38.84111°N 69.9175°E / 38.84111; 69.9175 (Rogun Dam) under construction
Bobrov TV Mast 1976 Russia Bobrov 331 m 1086 ft Guyed mast 51°05′10″N 39°59′13″E / 51.08611°N 39.98694°E / 51.08611; 39.98694 (Bobrov TV Mast) [4]
Chimney of Permskaya GRES 1987 Russia Dobryanka 330 m 1083 ft Chimney (concrete) 58°29′50″N 56°20′56″E / 58.49722°N 56.34889°E / 58.49722; 56.34889 (Permskaya GRES Chimney) ; 58°29′53″N 56°20′42″E / 58.49806°N 56.345°E / 58.49806; 56.345 (Permskaya GRES Chimney) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Reftinskaya GRES 1980 Russia Reftinskiy 330 m 1083 ft Chimney (concrete) 57°6′31″N 61°42′27″E / 57.10861°N 61.7075°E / 57.10861; 61.7075 (Reftinskaya GRES Chimney) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Zuevskaya GRES 1981 Ukraine Zuhres, Donetsk Oblast 330 m 1083 ft Chimney (concrete) 48°2′5″N 38°17′6″E / 48.03472°N 38.285°E / 48.03472; 38.285 (Zuevskaya GRES Chimney)
Chimney of TETs5 1981 Ukraine Kharkiv 330 m 1083 ft Chimney (concrete) 49°58′17″N 36°6′23″E / 49.97139°N 36.10639°E / 49.97139; 36.10639 (Kharkiv TETs5 Chimney)
Chimney of Ekibastuz GRES-1 1979 Kazakhstan Ekibastuz 330 m 1083 ft Chimney (concrete) 51°53′8″N 75°22′31″E / 51.88556°N 75.37528°E / 51.88556; 75.37528 (Ekibastuz GRES-1 Chimney) ; 51°53′13″N 75°22′42″E / 51.88694°N 75.37833°E / 51.88694; 75.37833 (Ekibastuz GRES-1 Chimney)
Kamyshin TV Mast  ? Russia Kamyshin 330 m 1083 ft Guyed mast 50°07′37″N 45°24′22″E / 50.12694°N 45.40611°E / 50.12694; 45.40611 (Kamyshin TV Mast)
Vilnius TV Tower 1980 Lithuania Vilnius 327 m 1073 ft Tower (concrete) 54°41′13″N 25°12′52″E / 54.68694°N 25.21444°E / 54.68694; 25.21444 (Vilnius TV Tower)
Mîndreştii Noi TV Mast  ? Moldova Mîndreştii Noi, Sîngerei 327 m 1073 ft Guyed mast 47°43′46″N 28°1′55″E / 47.72944°N 28.03194°E / 47.72944; 28.03194 (Mîndreştii Noi TV Mast)
Chimney of Ryazanskaya GRES 1973 Russia Ryazan 320 m 1073 ft Chimney (concrete) 54°33′52″N 39°46′4″E / 54.56444°N 39.76778°E / 54.56444; 39.76778 (Ryazanskaya GRES Chimney) ?
Chimneys of Kirishskaya GRES-1 1982 Russia Kirishi 320 m 1073 ft Chimney (concrete) 59°29′25.7″N 32°3′11″E / 59.490472°N 32.05306°E / 59.490472; 32.05306 (Kirishskaya GRES-1 Chimney) №4
Chimneys of Kirishskaya GRES-1 1986 Russia Kirishi 320 m 1073 ft Chimney (concrete) 59°29′9.8″N 32°2′53.2″E / 59.486056°N 32.048111°E / 59.486056; 32.048111 (Kirishskaya GRES-1 Chimney) №2
Chimney of Kostromskaya GRES  ? Russia Volgorechensk 320 m 1073 ft Chimney (concrete) 57°27′30″N 41°10′30″E / 57.45833°N 41.175°E / 57.45833; 41.175 (Kostromskaya GRES Chimney) ; 57°27′36″N 41°10′36″E / 57.46°N 41.17667°E / 57.46; 41.17667 (Chimney of Kostromskaya GRES)
Chimney of TEC 1983 Russia Tobolsk 320 m 1050 ft Chimney (concrete) 58°14′55″N 68°26′54″E / 58.24861°N 68.44833°E / 58.24861; 68.44833 (TEC Chimney) ; 58°14′44″N 68°26′42″E / 58.24556°N 68.445°E / 58.24556; 68.445 (TEC Chimney) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Zaporozhskaya GRES 1972 Ukraine Enerhodar 320 m 1050 ft Chimney (concrete) 47°30′28″N 34°37′23″E / 47.50778°N 34.62306°E / 47.50778; 34.62306 (Zaporozhskaya GRES Chimney) ; 47°30′24″N 34°37′40″E / 47.50667°N 34.62778°E / 47.50667; 34.62778 (Zaporozhskaya GRES Chimney)
Chimney of Mironovskaya GRES  ? Ukraine Debaltseve 320 m 1050 ft Chimney (concrete) 48°27′55″N 38°12′18″E / 48.46528°N 38.205°E / 48.46528; 38.205 (Mironovskaya GRES Chimney) ; 48°27′52″N 38°12′16″E / 48.46444°N 38.20444°E / 48.46444; 38.20444 (Mironovskaya GRES Chimney)
Chimney of Vuhlehirska thermal power plant 197? Ukraine Solncedar 320 m 1050 ft Chimney (concrete)
Obninsk Meteorological tower 1958 Russia Obninsk 315 m 1033 ft Guyed mast 55°06′42″N 36°35′54″E / 55.11167°N 36.59833°E / 55.11167; 36.59833 (Obninsk Meteorological tower)
Tallinn TV Tower 1980 Estonia Tallinn 312.3 m 1025 ft Tower (concrete) 59°28′16″N 24°53′14″E / 59.47111°N 24.88722°E / 59.47111; 24.88722 (Tallinn TV Tower)
TV Tower Yerevan 1977 Armenia Yerevan 311.7 m 1023 ft Tower (lattice steel) 40°10′16″N 44°32′11″E / 40.17111°N 44.53639°E / 40.17111; 44.53639 (TV Tower Yerevan)
St. Petersburg TV Tower 1963 Russia St. Petersburg 311.2 m 1021 ft Tower (lattice steel) 59°58′35″N 30°19′14″E / 59.97639°N 30.32056°E / 59.97639; 30.32056 (St. Petersburg TV Tower)
Azeri TV Tower 1996 Azerbaijan Baku 310 m 1017 ft Tower (concrete) 40°21′5″N 49°49′24″E / 40.35139°N 49.82333°E / 40.35139; 49.82333 (Azeri TV Tower)
Vileyka VLF transmitter, central masts  ? Belarus Vileyka 305 m 1001 ft Guyed mast 54°28′8″N 26°46′23.6″E / 54.46889°N 26.773222°E / 54.46889; 26.773222 (Vileyka VLF transmitter, Central Mast) ; 54°27′30″N 26°46′13.4″E / 54.45833°N 26.770389°E / 54.45833; 26.770389 (Vileyka VLF transmitter, Central Mast) ; 54°27′44″N 26°47′15.5″E / 54.46222°N 26.787639°E / 54.46222; 26.787639 (Vileyka VLF transmitter, Central Mast) 3 masts
Karachev CHAYKA transmitter  ? Russia Karachev 300 m 984 ft Guyed mast 53°7′50.600″N 34°54′54.800″E / 53.130722°N 34.915222°E / 53.130722; 34.915222 (Karachev CHAYKA transmitter) Mast used for a 1150 kW-transmitter of CHAYKA-chain GRI 8000
Nurek Dam 1980 Tadjikistan Nurek 300 m 984 ft Dam ( mud) 38°22′27″N 69°21′0″E / 38.37417°N 69.35°E / 38.37417; 69.35 (Nurek Dam)
Mast of Moscow Radio Centre 13 2005 Russia Balashikha 300 m 984 ft Guyed mast 55°47′34″N 37°53′29″E / 55.79278°N 37.89139°E / 55.79278; 37.89139 (Balashikha Radio Mast)
Zotino Tall Tower Observation Facility 2006 Russia Zotino 300 m 984 ft Guyed mast 60°47′54″N 89°21′13″E / 60.79833°N 89.35361°E / 60.79833; 89.35361 (Zotino Tall Tower Observation Facility)
Chimney of Bishkek TEC 1989 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 300 m 984 ft Chimney (concrete) 42°52′19″N 74°39′17″E / 42.87194°N 74.65472°E / 42.87194; 74.65472 (Bishkek TEC Chimney)
Chimney of Troitskaya TEC Russia Troitsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast 300 m 984 ft Chimney (concrete) planned for the new power unit
Chimney of TEC-5 1983 Russia Omsk 275 m 902 ft Chimney (concrete) 55°0′6″N 73°29′18″E / 55.00167°N 73.48833°E / 55.00167; 73.48833 (TEC-5 Chimney)
Taldom transmitter Russia Taldom 275 m 902 ft Guyed mast 56°43′59.86″N 37°39′47.51″E / 56.7332944°N 37.6631972°E / 56.7332944; 37.6631972 (Taldom transmitter, Central Mast)
Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower 1955 Georgia Tbilisi 274.5 m 901 ft Tower (tubular steel) 41°41′44″N 44°47′7″E / 41.69556°N 44.78528°E / 41.69556; 44.78528 (Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower)
Inguri Dam 1980 Georgia 272 m 892 ft Dam ( concrete) 42°45′29″N 42°1′57″E / 42.75806°N 42.0325°E / 42.75806; 42.0325 (Inguri Dam) Tallest arc dam of the world
Krasny Bor transmitter, Mast 1 2002 Russia Krasny Bor 271.5 m 890 ft Guyed mast 59°39′12.32″N 30°41′50.12″E / 59.6534222°N 30.6972556°E / 59.6534222; 30.6972556 (Krasny Bor transmitter) replaced a 257.5 metres tall mast, destroyed by helicopter collision in 2001
Vileyka VLF transmitter, ring masts  ? Belarus Vileyka 270 m 886 ft Guyed mast 54°28′27.64″N 26°46′28.73″E / 54.4743444°N 26.7746472°E / 54.4743444; 26.7746472 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast); 54°28′20.65″N 26°45′57.6″E / 54.4724028°N 26.766°E / 54.4724028; 26.766 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ;54°28′15.49″N 26°46′54.57″E / 54.4709694°N 26.781825°E / 54.4709694; 26.781825 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°28′1.43″N 26°45′52.54″E / 54.4670639°N 26.7645944°E / 54.4670639; 26.7645944 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′49.28″N 26°46′18.46″E / 54.4636889°N 26.7717944°E / 54.4636889; 26.7717944 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′56.29″N 26°46′49.55″E / 54.4656361°N 26.7804306°E / 54.4656361; 26.7804306 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°28′3.28″N 26°47′20.62″E / 54.4675778°N 26.7890611°E / 54.4675778; 26.7890611 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′51.14″N 26°47′46.54″E / 54.4642056°N 26.7962611°E / 54.4642056; 26.7962611 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′31.94″N 26°47′41.44″E / 54.4588722°N 26.7948444°E / 54.4588722; 26.7948444 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ;54°27′24.97″N 26°47′10.4″E / 54.4569361°N 26.786222°E / 54.4569361; 26.786222 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ;54°27′37.14″N 26°46′44.51″E / 54.4603167°N 26.7790306°E / 54.4603167; 26.7790306 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′17.93″N 26°46′39.39″E / 54.4549806°N 26.7776083°E / 54.4549806; 26.7776083 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′10.94″N 26°46′8.28″E / 54.4530389°N 26.7689667°E / 54.4530389; 26.7689667 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′23.09″N 26°45′42.34″E / 54.4564139°N 26.7617611°E / 54.4564139; 26.7617611 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) ; 54°27′42.31″N 26°45′47.44″E / 54.4617528°N 26.7631778°E / 54.4617528; 26.7631778 (Vileyka Transmitter, Ring Mast) 15 masts
Chimney of Stavropolskaya GRES Russia Stavropol 270 m 886 ft Chimney (concrete)
Chimney of Kurganskaya TEC Russia Kurgan 270 m 886 ft Chimney (concrete) 55°24′36″N 65°13′52″E / 55.41°N 65.23111°E / 55.41; 65.23111 (Kurganskaya TEC)
Chimney of TEC-6 1983 Ukraine Kiev 270 m 886 ft Chimney (concrete) 50°31′52″N 30°39′59″E / 50.53111°N 30.66639°E / 50.53111; 30.66639 (TEC-6 Kiev)
Krasne longwave transmitter  ? Ukraine Krasne 269 m 883 ft Guyed mast 49°54′12.85″N 24°41′15.22″E / 49.9035694°N 24.6875611°E / 49.9035694; 24.6875611 (Krasne longwave transmitter) multiple masts[5]
Naberezhnaya Tower C 2007 Russia Moscow 268 m 881 ft Highrise building 55°44′48″N 37°32′12″E / 55.74667°N 37.53667°E / 55.74667; 37.53667 (Naberezhnaya Tower C) Tallest building in Europe
Chimney of Naberezhnochelninskaya TEC Russia Naberezhnye Chelny 265 m 870 ft Chimney (concrete) 3 chimneys
Triumph-Palace 2004 Russia Moscow 264 m 866 ft Highrise building 55°47′53″N 37°31′15″E / 55.79806°N 37.52083°E / 55.79806; 37.52083 (Triumph-Palace)
Novorossiysk TV Tower 1996 Russia Novorossiysk 261 m 856 ft Tower (concrete) 44°48′55″N 37°39′29″E / 44.81528°N 37.65806°E / 44.81528; 37.65806 (Novorossiysk TV Tower)
Yaroslavl TV Mast 1989 Russia Yaroslavl 260 m 853 ft Guyed mast 57°31′09″N 39°45′27″E / 57.51917°N 39.7575°E / 57.51917; 39.7575 (Yaroslavl TV Mast) [6]
Brovary Longwave Transmitter 1972 Ukraine Brovary 259.6 m 852 ft Guyed mast 50°30′08.31″N 30°48′52.24″E / 50.5023083°N 30.8145111°E / 50.5023083; 30.8145111 (Brovary Longwave Mast) insulated against ground ( ARRT-antenna)
Razdolnoye transmitter, Longwave Mast 1965 Russia Razdolnoye 259 m 850 ft Guyed mast 43°32′18″N 131°55′46″E / 43.53833°N 131.92944°E / 43.53833; 131.92944 (Razdolnoye Longwave Mast)
Moscow Octod Tower 2006 Russia Moscow 258 m 846 ft Tower (lattice steel) 55°46′52″N 37°29′22″E / 55.78111°N 37.48944°E / 55.78111; 37.48944 (Moscow Octod Tower)
Chimney of TEC-4 Russia Omsk 258 m 846 ft Chimney (concrete) 54°5′2″N 73°12′47″E / 54.08389°N 73.21306°E / 54.08389; 73.21306 (TEC-4 Omsk)
Krasny Bor transmitter, Mast 2 1961 Russia Krasny Bor 257 m 846 ft Guyed mast
Bolshakovo transmitter 1974 Russia Bolshakovo 257 m 843 ft Guyed mast 54°55′19″N 21°42′45″E / 54.92194°N 21.7125°E / 54.92194; 21.7125 (Bolshakovo transmitter) [7] 16 masts, most powerful mediumwave broadcasting station in the world
Koskovo transmitter  ? Russia Koskovo 257 m 843 ft Guyed mast 64°21′25″N 41°23′53″E / 64.35694°N 41.39806°E / 64.35694; 41.39806 (Koskovo transmitter) [8]
Surgut transmitter  ? Russia Surgut 257 m 843 ft Guyed mast 61°23′35″N 72°53′20″E / 61.39306°N 72.88889°E / 61.39306; 72.88889 (Surgut transmitter) [9]
Novoye Titovo Radio Mast 1964 Russia Novoye Titovo 257 m 843 ft Guyed mast 55°35′15″N 39°09′58″E / 55.5875°N 39.16611°E / 55.5875; 39.16611 (Taditoshan TV Mast) insulated against ground [1]
Taditoshan TV Mast 1976 Russia Dalnerechensk 257 m 843 ft Guyed mast 46°02′58″N 134°00′17″E / 46.04944°N 134.00472°E / 46.04944; 134.00472 (Taditoshan TV Mast)
Kingisepp TV Mast  ? Russia Kingisepp 256 m 840 ft Guyed mast 59°22′55″N 28°34′41″E / 59.38194°N 28.57806°E / 59.38194; 28.57806 (Kingisepp TV Mast)
Yekaterinburg longwave transmitter  ? Russia Yekaterinburg 256 m 840 ft Guyed mast 56°53′22.46″N 60°41′30.22″E / 56.8895722°N 60.6917278°E / 56.8895722; 60.6917278 (Yekaterinburg longwave transmitter) [10]
Chimney of Kostromskaya GRES 2002 Russia Volgorechensk 256 m 840 ft Chimney (concrete) 57°27′35″N 41°10′27″E / 57.45972°N 41.17417°E / 57.45972; 41.17417 (Kostromskaya GRES)
Magadan TV Mast 2008 Russia Magadan 255 m 837 ft Guyed mast 59°35′38″N 150°48′36″E / 59.59389°N 150.81°E / 59.59389; 150.81 (Magadan TV Mast)
Ternopil TV Mast 1979 Ukraine Lozova 255 m 837 ft Guyed mast 49°36′46″N 25°41′22″E / 49.61278°N 25.68944°E / 49.61278; 25.68944 (Ternopil TV Mast)
Kambaratinsk Dam  ? Kirgizistan 255 m 837 ft Dam (mud)
Luga TV Mast  ? Russia Luga 254.93 m 837 ft Guyed mast 58°43′02″N 29°51′07″E / 58.71722°N 29.85194°E / 58.71722; 29.85194 (Luga TV Mast) [11]
Kothla TV Mast  ? Estonia Kothla 254 m 833 ft Guyed mast
Karaganda Transmitter  ? Kazhakstan Karaganda 254 m 833 ft Guyed mast 49°47′29″N 73°01′57″E / 49.79139°N 73.0325°E / 49.79139; 73.0325 (Karaganda Transmitter) 2 masts,[12]
Grodno TV Tower 1984 Belarus Grodno 254 m 833 ft Tower (lattice steel) 53°42′06″N 23°49′21″E / 53.70167°N 23.8225°E / 53.70167; 23.8225 (Grodno TV Tower)
Nakhodka TV Mast 1992 Russia Nakhodka 253 m 830 ft Guyed mast 42°50′56″N 132°50′52″E / 42.84889°N 132.84778°E / 42.84889; 132.84778 (Nakhodka TV Mast)
Volochysk TV Mast 1976 Ukraine Volochysk 252 m 827 ft Guyed mast
Shemordan TV Mast 1995 Russia Shemordan 252 m 827 ft Guyed mast 56°11′47″N 50°24′05″E / 56.19639°N 50.40139°E / 56.19639; 50.40139 (Shemordan TV Mast) [13]
Chimneys of Vilnius 3 Power Plant Lithuania Vilnius 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Chimney of Stavropolskaya GRES Russia Stavropol 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Taranivka Radio Mast 1965 Ukraine Taranivka 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast mast radiator insulated against ground for mediumwave broadcasting
Chimneys of Burshtynska TES 1966 Ukraine Burshtyn 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys, which are also used as electricity pylon
Chimneys of Slovyanska Power Plant 1967/1971 Ukraine Slovyansk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys
Chimneys of Kryvorizka TES 1967/1970/1971/1973 Ukraine Zelenodolsk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 4 chimneys
Chimneys of Zmiivska TES 1969 Ukraine Slovyansk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys, part of second unit
Chimney of TEC-23 1975 Russia Moscow 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Chimney of Reftinskaya GRES 1975 Russia Reftinskiy 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 57°6′32″N 61°42′28″E / 57.10889°N 61.70778°E / 57.10889; 61.70778 (Reftinskaya GRES) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Kurakhovskaya TES 1975 Ukraine Kurakhove 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys
Chimney of TEC-23 1981 Russia Moscow 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 55°49′20″N 37°46′29″E / 55.82222°N 37.77472°E / 55.82222; 37.77472 (Chimney of TEC-23 Moscow)
Chimney of TEC-2 1986 Russia Tyumen 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 57°5′19.4″N 65°37′50.3″E / 57.088722°N 65.630639°E / 57.088722; 65.630639 (Chimney of TEC-2 Tyumen)
Chimney of TEC-27 1994 Russia Moscow 250 m 886 ft Chimney (concrete) 55°54′53″N 37°41′12″E / 55.91472°N 37.68667°E / 55.91472; 37.68667 (Chimney of TEC-27 Moscow?)?
Chimney of TEC-2 Russia Lipetsk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 52°34′16″N 39°41′36″E / 52.57111°N 39.69333°E / 52.57111; 39.69333 (Chimney of TEC-2 Lipetsk)
Chimney of TEC-2 Russia Ulyanovsk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Chimney of Nizhnekamskaya TEC-2 Russia Nizhnekamsk 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Kashirskaya GRES Russia Kashira 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Shaturskaya GRES Russia Shatura 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 2 chimneys
Chimney of Troitskaya TEC Russia Troitsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast 250? m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 54°2′12″N 61°39′6″E / 54.03667°N 61.65167°E / 54.03667; 61.65167 (Troitskaya TEC Chimney)
Azovstal TEC Chimney Ukraine Mariupol 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Chimneys of Luganska TES Ukraine Schastye 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 3 chimneys
skii elektrometallurgicheskiy kombinat Russia Stary Oskol 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete)
Ibresi TV Mast 1974 Russia Ibresi 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 55°16′06″N 46°59′37″E / 55.26833°N 46.99361°E / 55.26833; 46.99361 (Ibresi TV Mast) [14]
Balakovo TV Mast 1977 Russia Balakovo 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 52°04′23″N 47°44′55″E / 52.07306°N 47.74861°E / 52.07306; 47.74861 (Balakovo TV Mast) [15]
Aleksandrov Gay TV Mast 1987 Russia Aleksandrov Gay 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 50°12′01″N 48°36′05″E / 50.20028°N 48.60139°E / 50.20028; 48.60139 (Aleksandrov Gay TV Mast)
Azanka TV Mast  ? Russia Tavda 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 58°01′44″N 64°46′12″E / 58.02889°N 64.77°E / 58.02889; 64.77 (Azanka TV Mast)
Perelyub TV Mast 1987 Russia Perelyub 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 51°53′18.5″N 50°10′21.6″E / 51.888472°N 50.172667°E / 51.888472; 50.172667 (Perelyub TV Mast)
Kozmodemyansk TV Mast 1988 Russia Kozmodemyansk 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast [16]
Vologda TV Mast planned Russia Vologda 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 59°12′32″N 39°49′50″E / 59.20889°N 39.83056°E / 59.20889; 39.83056 (Vologda TV Mast) [17]
Galievka TV Mast 1983 Russia Boguchar 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 49°59′25″N 40°37′25″E / 49.99028°N 40.62361°E / 49.99028; 40.62361 (Galievka TV Mast) [18]
Volokolamsk TV Mast  ? Russia Volokolamsk 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 56°02′39″N 36°06′19″E / 56.04417°N 36.10528°E / 56.04417; 36.10528 (Volokolamsk TV Mast) [19]
Uni TV Mast  ? Russia Uni 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast [20]
Chkalovskoe TV Mast ( РТПС Чкаловское ) 1989 Russia Chkalovskoe 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 44°50′02″N 133°01′57″E / 44.83389°N 133.0325°E / 44.83389; 133.0325 (Chkalovskoe TV Mast) [2] -- Bot generated title -->]</ref>
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Efremov TV Mast 1989 Russia Yefremov 250 m 820 ft Guyed mast 53°08′01″N 38°06′13″E / 53.13361°N 38.10361°E / 53.13361; 38.10361 (Efremov TV Mast) [4] -- Bot generated title -->]</ref>
Grigoriopol transmitter  ? Moldova Mayak 250 m 820 feet Guyed mast 47°17′19.31″N 29°26′47.28″E / 47.2886972°N 29.4464667°E / 47.2886972; 29.4464667 (Grigoriopol transmitter, 250 m mast ( destroyed)) ; 47°16′58.55″N 29°26′23.66″E / 47.2829306°N 29.4399056°E / 47.2829306; 29.4399056 (Grigoriopol transmitter, 250 m mast) originally 2 masts, one collapsed in 1997[2]
Chimneys of Elektrenai Power Plant 1968 Lithuania Elektrenai 250 m 820 ft Chimney (concrete) 54°46′15″N 24°38′34″E / 54.77083°N 24.64278°E / 54.77083; 24.64278 (Elektrenai Power Plant)

Very tall structures of unknown height

There are some facilities in Russia and other parts of former Soviet Union, which may use permanent man-made structures taller than 250 metres. As some of them are of military importance, obviously no height data are available of them, but as similar facilities in other countries have such tall structures it is very presumeale that they have. These facilities are among other:

If one could find out the height of the mentioned structures, then put them in the upper list, if the height is greater than 250 metres.

Tall structures characteristic for former Soviet Union

There are several types of tall structures, which were either only or mainly built in former Soviet Union.

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Stalinistic skyscrapers

Skyscrapers built during Stalin's last years (1947-1953) in an elaborate combination of Russian Baroque and Gothic styles ( see Seven Sisters (Moscow)). Similar buildings less tall were built in several other cities in former Soviet Union.

Building City Height Year of built
Moscow State University Moscow 787 ft 240 m 1953
Hotel Ukraine Moscow 650 ft 198 m 1955
Building on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Moscow 577 ft 176 m 1952
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moscow 564 ft 172 m 1953
Kudrinskaya Square Moscow 525 ft 160 m 1954
Hotel Leningradskaya Moscow 446 ft 136 m 1953
Red Gate Square Moscow 436 ft 133 m 1953

Guyed Masts with crossbars

Between 1960 and 1965 in several cities in Russia and Ukraine guyed masts with crossbars running from the mastbody to the guys were built. All these masts are exclusively used for UHF-/VHF-transmission ( mainly FM-/TV-transmission) and have a closed tubular mast body.

Location Year of built Height Number of crossbar levels Number of crossbars
Vinnytsia 1961 1161 ft 354 m 2 3
Оrenburg 1961 656 ft 200 m 2 3
Kryvyi Rih 1960 607 ft 198 m 2 3
Vladikavkaz 1961 650 ft 198 m 2 3
Barnaul 1962 648 ft 197,5 m 2 3
Pervomaysk  ? 643 ft 196 m 2 3 [5]
Izhvesk 1962 640 ft 195 m 2 3
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 1963 597 ft 182 m 2 4
Saransk 1961 591 ft 180 m 2 4
Biysk 1965 591 ft 180 m 2 4
Аrkhangelsk 1964 495 ft 151 m 2 3
Kaliningrad 1962 495 ft 151 m 2 3
Veselovka 1965 495 ft 151 m 2 3

Hyperbolic towers built by Shukhov

Vladimir Shukhov built between 1900 and 1930 several hyperbolic lattice towers for different uses at several places.

Tower City Height Year of built
Shukhov Tower Moscow 525 ft 160 m 1922
Dzerzhinsk High-Voltage Mast Dzerzhinsk 420 ft 128 m 1929

Other

In nearly all larger town in former Soviet Union, there is a lattice tower of type 3803 KM

References

See also


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