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1. A Soviet Bake-Off and Blini

Julia Frey's parents, Victor and Victoria, created beautiful feasts in the Soviet times. For Victor, it meant getting cake equipment tailor-made and becoming the best baker in town. For Victoria, it was cooking a Russian and Ukranian storm. Julia cooks, bakes and reminisces about her "great childhood" in London.

Tags: soviet union, cake, blini, russians in london, russian food, food stories
2. Alice by Another Name, and Nabokov, Too

In some other Wonderland, she may have remained Alice – but when a certain Sirin heard of her plight, his messy meddling left her convinced she was Anya.

Tags: soviet union, russian emigre, writing, author, Alice in Wonderland, Nabokov
3. Vladimir Pozner: Soviet Soldier-Journalist

Vladimir Pozner Jr., Russian-American journalist and television host, describes his path to disillusionment.

Tags: propaganda, censorship, vladimir pozner, ussr, soviet journalism, soviet media, soviet union
4. Funky Soviet Keepsakes

Citizens of the Soviet Union amassed many things, but of all the collectibles, perhaps the most popular was the badge (znachok).

Tags: soviet union, soviet era, badge, collectibles, collector's items, lapel pin, emblem, znachki, znachok
5. The Soviet Creative

In the Soviet period, artists were treated with esteem and lived comfortably, but their privileged position also required sacrifice.

Tags: samizdat, socialist realism, artwork, art, literature, censorship, soviet era, soviet union, creative, artist
6. Kalling All Krokodils

The Soviet satirical magazine Crocodile, which ran from 1922 until the 2000s, was both a government tool for propaganda as well as space for artists, comics, and writers to engage in hard social and political critique.

Tags: writing, soviet union, magazine, satire, Krokodil
7. Soviet Disneyland: Exploring VDNKh

One of our favorite spots in Moscow is a surreal blend of theme park, museum, and Stalinist kitsch.

Tags: soviet union, architecture, stalin, Moscow, travel
8. The Soviet Diet Cook Book

Food-writer Anna Kharzeeva brings best Soviet recipes, spiced with hints and memories from her Jewish Grandmother. 

Tags: soviet union, Books, cooking, russian food
9. Why Invading Russia was Hitler's Downfall

June 22, 2020, marks the 79th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia that changed the course of WWII and, perhaps, history itself.

Tags: russia, soviet union, WWII, World War, Hitler, nazi germany, Barbarossa, napoleon, great patriotic war
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. 11 Reasons to Be Grateful for Russia

Russians may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but we can still be thankful for Russia

Tags: st. petersburg, Moscow, metro, samovar, tea, winter, blini, russian language, poetry, soviet union, literature, babushkas, nature, dacha, railroad, train

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