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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 

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

‘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 

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

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

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

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

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