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1. Even Communists Like Rock

A very uncharacteristic tweet about a famous Soviet rockstar has many Russians scratching their heads. Apparently, even communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov can't resist a catchy tune. 

Tags: twitter, perestroika, soviet era, music, rock music, Tsoy, communists, communism
2. The Past in the Past: Reading a Book about Soviet Archaeology

A sixty-year-old Christmas present reveals how Soviet archaeologists perceived their craft.

Tags: soviet era, ussr, hermitage, history, archaeology
3. 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
4. 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
5. New Economic Policy

In the Soviet era, NEP had always been regarded as a strange, only vaguely understood, and not very sensible chapter in Soviet history: a pause between the heroic Civil War and the no less heroic Five-Year Plans.

Tags: economy, soviet era, lenin, nep
6. You Think You Know Russia? Perhaps Russia Knows You...

Get out your aluminum foil hats, folks. It seems the Soviets got ESP down decades ago.

Tags: conspiracies, history, ussr, extrasensory perception, esp, soviet era, soviet experiments
7. Taste of the Holidays

For several generations of Russians, few things signal Christmas and New Year’s better than tangerines. So we offer a delicious holiday cake built around this fruit.

Tags: soviet era, abkhazia, cake
8. Cheburashka to Hit the Big Screen

One of the Soviet Union's most iconic characters is set to make his movie debut.

Tags: children, culture, soviet era, television, film
9. Seaweed, salami, and potatoes on bikes

Anton Morozov grew up on potatoes and seaweed in the hungry ’90s. He still eats seaweed every day, and now has turned many Russians onto it.
 

Tags: Arkhangelsk, White Sea, soviet era, russian food
By Anna Kharzeeva
10. A Win for the Lada

Russia's iconic domestic car has been the highest-selling automobile in the last six months.

Tags: automobile, business, economy, soviet era, Russia, cars

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