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Abandoned Soviet architecture photographed by Rebecca Litchfield

Abandoned Soviet architecture photographed by Rebecca Litchfield | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Rebecca Litchfield has toured former Soviet countries to photograph the once-monumental structures around the Eastern Bloc that have fallen into decay.

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Soviet-era erotic alphabet book from 1931 [Советская эротическая азбука 1931 года]

Soviet-era erotic alphabet book from 1931 [Советская эротическая азбука 1931 года] | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Reproduced here are a bunch of scans from a fascinating erotic alphabet book printed in the Soviet Union circa 1931, made to combat adult illiteracy. By the sculptor and future People’s Artist of the USSR Sergei Merkurov [Сергей Меркуров], no less.

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These photographs capture the terror, joy and weirdness of the USSR's final days

These photographs capture the terror, joy and weirdness of the USSR's final days | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
In the last days of the USSR, the nation was changing incredibly fast. People were starving, but they were also joyfully rebelling against their crumbling government. Communism was slowly eroding into nationalism.
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Russian Empire & Soviet Cinema: The Silent Era - Movie List

Russian Empire & Soviet Cinema: The Silent Era - Movie List | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Cinema of the Russian Empire (1896-1917)

Revolution and Civil War (1917-1922)

Cinema of the Soviet Union: Silent Era (1922-1935)

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Retro Propaganda Posters From Russia's Space Program

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Over 60 years the Soviet space program was responsible for a number of pioneering accomplishments in space flight, many of which are still referenced and celebrated today. Those include the very first intercontinental ballistic missile (1957), space satellite (Sputnik-1), animal in space (a dog called Laika on Sputnik 2), human in space (the world famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1) and obviously first Moon impact (Luna 2).

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