Soviet Union

‘This is not ancient history’: meet the artists bringing the devastating stories of Stalin’s repressions to life 

‘This is not ancient history’: meet the artists bringing the devastating stories of Stalin’s repressions to life 

Godless Utopia: how the Soviet Union launched its war against religion

Godless Utopia: how the Soviet Union launched its war against religion

See how the Soviet Union was packed up with these bold and dynamic vintage designs

See how the Soviet Union was packed up with these bold and dynamic vintage designs

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

Journey back in time with these whimsical children’s poetry books from the Soviet Union

Journey back in time with these whimsical children’s poetry books from the Soviet Union

The heavens underground: the Soviet Union’s opulent metro stations, from Belarus to Uzbekistan

The heavens underground: the Soviet Union’s opulent metro stations, from Belarus to Uzbekistan

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Watch Soviet soldiers strut their stuff to Britney Spears and Katy Perry

Watch Soviet soldiers strut their stuff to Britney Spears and Katy Perry

Eisenstein on paper: explore the remarkable, unknown art of a cinematic maestro

Eisenstein on paper: explore the remarkable, unknown art of a cinematic maestro

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

Trace the architectural history of space travel with this new guide to lunar design

Trace the architectural history of space travel with this new guide to lunar design

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

Get your hands on a slice of the Eastern Bloc's art history with these vintage matchbox designs

Get your hands on a slice of the Eastern Bloc’s art history with these vintage matchbox designs

A last glimpse of Moscow’s beautiful and derelict Soviet cinemas

A last glimpse of Moscow’s beautiful and derelict Soviet cinemas

Daria Garnik: remembering Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space

Daria Garnik: remembering Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space

HBO’s Chernobyl tells a version of Soviet history that’s vital for both Russia and America

HBO’s Chernobyl tells a version of Soviet history that’s vital for both Russia and America

The pleasing beauty of Soviet-era wallpaper

The pleasing beauty of Soviet-era wallpaper

“Flood, deluge, mass psychosis.” How the Soviet Union fell for Erich Maria Remarque

“Flood, deluge, mass psychosis.” How the Soviet Union fell for Erich Maria Remarque