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Samantha Smith: The 10 Year Old Icon for Peace

The pressure was building. As the world stood on the sidelines at the height of the Cold War, both superpowers battled for ideological supremacy, each backed by their growing arsenal of nuclear weapons. Tensions kept rising.

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Soviet Status Symbols: The Unique Balconies of the USSR

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In Conversation with a Soviet Poster Artist: Vladimir Tverdokhlebov

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Murder, Money and Michael J Fox: Ice Hockey in the Wild, Wild East

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Celebrating 60 Years of Humans in Space with a New Tour

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Announcing Sustainable, Ethical, Design-led Tours to the Former USSR

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Photo Essay: Inside Tashkent's Space-aged Subway Station

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Behind the Poster: The Story of International Women's Day

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Fonts & Freedom: Using Typography to Chart the Course of the USSR

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The Fraternal Kiss - Behind the Famous Photo

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The Polish School of Posters: Creativity vs Communism

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Missing Murals: The Legacy of Soviet Mosaics

Art was an important means of spreading the ideological message of communism. The walls of factories, schools, and bus stations were a cheap and ubiquitous blank canvas through which propagandist ideas pervaded. Mosaics took political messages to people where they lived, worked and played. Their legacy is intertwined with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

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Must Read Books on Soviet Art, Design and Culture

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Welcome to Bulunkul, Central Asia's Coldest Town

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Soviet Logos: The Lost Logos of a Socialist Utopia

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How We're Building a Purpose Led Business

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We’ve Integrated with Klarna to Make Art More Accessible

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Photo Essay: Turkmenistan's Shining Marble City, Ashgabat

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How the CIA Stole a Sunken Soviet Submarine from the Sea Floor

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Photo Essay: The Unworldly Photos of Industrial Waste Landscapes in Russia

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Behind the Poster: The Young Pioneers of the USSR

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A Conversation about Conservation: How to Store, Frame and Protect your Artwork

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Behind the Poster: Political Games at the Olympic Games

The 1980 Moscow Olympics were a chance for the Soviet Union to outshine their Cold War rival. Just a few months earlier, the U.S had hosted the Winter Olympics. The Soviet Union ice hockey team was beaten by the U.S in a stunning 4-3 upset. The USSR was humiliated. The stage was set for a rematch.

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How We’re Building a Carbon Neutral Business

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Photo Essay: An Empty and Endless Kazakhstan

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Cyrk: The Posters that Take us Inside the Soviet Circus

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Behind the Poster: Propagandising the Healthy in the USSR

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The Ethics Behind Art: Our Commitment to Freedom and Equality

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The X-ray Records of the USSR

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Behind the Poster: Environmental Policy in the USSR

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Photo Essay: Finding Beauty in Chernobyl’s Decay

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Cosmonauts and Communism: Soviet Propaganda in the Age of the Space Race

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My Journey from Fintech to Fine Art

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