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.
A new book from Fuel features previously unpublished anti-alcohol posters from the 1960s to ’80s in the Soviet Union.
When Nadav Kander, an Israeli-born, London-based photographer who is interested in the “aesthetics of destruction,” learned of these secret cities, he traveled to eastern Kazakstan to document their ruins.
The “Positron” (1976–77) by Latvian artist Valdis Celms operated a bit like a disco ball, flashing various colors of light as the goliath metal orb rotated.