Soviet Visuals (Hardcover)
A bizarrely funny, nostalgic collection of images of life under the Soviet Union - from the Instagram and Twitter accounts that have amassed a following of more than 1 million.
Welcome to the USSR.
Marvel at the wonders of the space race! Delight in the many fine delicacies of food and drink! Revel in the fine opportunities for work and play!
SOVIET VISUALS invites you back in time into the strangely captivating world of the Soviet Union-through a unique collection of photography, architecture, propaganda art, advertising, design, and culture from behind the Iron Culture that will fascinate, amuse, and maybe even teach a thing or two.
About the Author
Varia Bortsova is the founder of @SovietVisuals, a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platform that shares content from the former Soviet Union. She was born in Moscow in 1990, a year before the USSR dissolved. She dreams of becoming a cosmonaut.
“A quirky collection of imagery that depicts everyday life in the former Soviet Union . . . This is a perfect book for vintage enthusiasts and anyone with a soft spot for Soviet kitsch.” —Publishers Weekly
“The images get at Soviet gaiety, which Stalin called “the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union”-a perverse statement given the source-as well as at the humor that can only be gained by looking backward in time.” —Air Mail