Go ahead, guess where this futuristic stage set exists.
I know, I know--too easy.
It is, of course, Astana, Kazakhstan.
German photographer Frank Herfort has travelled all over the former Soviet Union documenting the bizarre and futuristic buildings that have sprouted amid what seems to be a dreary post-Soviet grittiness. Something about them is really gripping. He's published a book full of them called Imperial Pomp.