You mean in the 30s? Stalin was pining for the fjords (with a bit of a "let's delay the call to the doctor a bit" from his close adviser circle) pretty early in the 50s.
Stalinist architecture (Russian: ста́линский ампи́р – Stalin's Empire style or Russian: ста́линский неоренесса́нс – Stalin's Neo-renaissance), also referred to as Stalinist Gothic, or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933, when Boris Iofan's draft for Palace of the Soviets was officially approved, and 1955, when Nikita Khrushchev condemned "excesses" of the past decades and disbanded the Soviet Academy of Architecture. Stalinist architecture is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture.
The architecture of The Other Socialism is much cleaner though there are retarded eagles and shitty oak leaves galore, much like that horrible WWII memorial crud they built in Washington DC. (ahem!)
Um, back to the subject. What's the deal with having a bit of plastic? Anyone care to figure out how much energy goes into the motherboard and CPU (during production and lifetime) as opposed to the plastic glitter and a blue LED or two?