The Soviet city was a modernist city built around functionality and minimalist aesthetics. Standard buildings constantly reproduced the mechanised homogeneity of residential spaces all across the Soviet Union. Residential areas were often divided into micro-districts with minimal functional requirements (a school, kindergarten and shop).
[...] the postmodern city is a fragmented, fractured city. It can be best understood not as a mosaic of socially, culturally and economically cohesive areas, but as a form of networked urbanism with decentralized, diffuse, and sprawling character which depend on multiple and myriad technological, informational, personal and organizational networks that link locations in complex ways