Soviet Union

The women directors who led the Soviet Union’s silent movie era

The women directors who led the Soviet Union’s silent movie era

Inside the little-known world of the early Soviet Union's Lenin-fuelled tourism industry

Inside the little-known world of the early Soviet Union’s Lenin-fuelled tourism industry

March on: 5 songs that became anthems to revolutions in Eastern Europe

March on: 5 songs that became anthems to revolutions in Eastern Europe

It’s only a joke, comrade! Why even Stalin couldn’t kill the political quip

It’s only a joke, comrade! Why even Stalin couldn’t kill the political quip

The story behind the 70s samizdat that launched late Soviet feminism

The story behind the 70s samizdat that launched late Soviet feminism

‘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

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

See lockdown Moscow life in this bittersweet musical mockumentary

See lockdown Moscow life in this bittersweet musical mockumentary

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

Rose-tinted revolution: see everyday Soviet life in full colour

Rose-tinted revolution: see everyday Soviet life in full colour

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

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

Dress your tree with Soviet stars and other vintage ornaments from the USSR

Dress your tree with Soviet stars and other vintage ornaments from the USSR

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

Get a glimpse of everyday Soviet life in a groundbreaking art exhibition in London

Get a glimpse of everyday Soviet life in a groundbreaking art exhibition in London