Tag Archives: USSR

Trashcanistan

Over the past few months, English Russia has published three separate albums with black-and-white photographs from the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Album 1, Album 2, Album 3 In my time working in this country, a couple of my own misconceptions … Continue reading

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Tourism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The ЖЖ “History and Modernity” recently posted a collection of Soviet-era travel posters, enticing foreigners to visit the land of Volga barges and Kirghiz peaks, not to mention Gulgas, purges and secret police. The images are – naturally – colorful, … Continue reading

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FP Photo Essay: Soviet Propaganda Posters

These are just two of many posters included in a recent FP photo essay, it is worth checking out. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/08/19/calling_all_comrades?page=0,0 Left caption: Московский Кремль повит многовековой славой И виден он со всех концов страны моей Великий наш народ сюда пошлет … Continue reading

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Interactive tool for comparing former Soviet republics

Courtesy of BBC, this is strangely addictive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14489883

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