Soviet Union

PASHA: the anonymous art project on growing up gay in the Soviet Union

PASHA: the anonymous art project on growing up gay in the Soviet Union

On the rocks: how vodka tourism shaped and shattered decades of Soviet-Finnish relations

On the rocks: how vodka tourism shaped and shattered decades of Soviet-Finnish relations

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

Punk Orientalism: how the art of rebellion in Central Asia is challenging the scars of the Soviet past

Punk Orientalism: how the art of rebellion in Central Asia is challenging the scars of the Soviet past

Igor Stravinsky: where to start with his music

Igor Stravinsky: where to start with his music

Soviet Visuals: the best snapshots from the Twitter account that became a bestseller

Soviet Visuals: the best snapshots from the Twitter account that became a bestseller

The Soviet Union produced countless hilarious comedies — so why have they barely made an impact in the West?

The Soviet Union produced countless hilarious comedies — so why have they barely made an impact in the West?

Soviet classic The Irony of Fate is getting a Hollywood remake

Soviet classic The Irony of Fate is getting a Hollywood remake

How Larisa Shepitko’s pursuit of truth produced a searing legacy of anti-war films

How Larisa Shepitko’s pursuit of truth produced a searing legacy of anti-war films

Misha: the tragic story of the Uzbek-Korean soccer star who became a Soviet icon

Misha: the tragic story of the Uzbek-Korean soccer star who became a Soviet icon

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

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

'Home is our pocket with a hole:' émigré writer Yelena Moskovich on the problem of homecoming

‘Home is our pocket with a hole:’ émigré writer Yelena Moskovich on the problem of homecoming

Listen to a 1-hour compilation of Soviet-era jazz

Listen to a 1-hour compilation of Soviet-era jazz

‘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 

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

Classic Soviet cartoon Cheburashka to be made into a feature film

Classic Soviet cartoon Cheburashka to be made into a feature film

Worker, mother, athlete: women in Soviet propaganda posters

Worker, mother, athlete: women in Soviet propaganda posters

Cloche hats and two-part suits: flick through the pages of a Soviet women’s magazine from 1928 

Cloche hats and two-part suits: flick through the pages of a Soviet women’s magazine from 1928