Works by Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks chronicle the experience of Soviet Jews who tried to leave their homeland.
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and Maxim Dmitriev documented drastically different facets of Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
MUBI gets Back in the USSR with a streaming series featuring archival documentaries by Sergei Loznitsa.
HBO and Sky UK’s Chernobyl draws from thorough research to evoke the fear and confusion surrounding the nuclear accident.
In the documentary Meeting Gorbachev, Herzog finds nostalgia for a lost past.
Vintage Soviet postcards reveal a sophisticated political project, one that uses the allure of nostalgia to create a vision of a utopian, space-age future.
The Franco-Bulgarian scholar, philosopher, and psychoanalyst has been accused of being a spy for the Bulgarian government in the early 1970s.
Amid continued misconceptions about the Cold War and Russia, the mission of the Wende Museum is vital.
Often unremarked or dismissed as state propaganda, Ukraine’s Soviet-era mosaics are also artworks in themselves that speak to a complex history.
Unlike Westerners, Soviets preferred to vacation at sanatoriums, which were modernist structures infused with a sense of utopia.
Playing Soviet: The Visual Languages of Early Soviet Children’s Books, 1917-1953 is an online interactive from Princeton University exploring children’s books in the Soviet Union.
The first major survey of communist poster art considers the visual legacy of propaganda graphic design in nations around the world.