The interior of the plant in Kraków’s utopian socialist new town is preserved in all its 1950s glory, a fascinating window on Soviet-era design
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In Lenin’s footsteps: a journey to Haparanda, Sweden
Catherine Merridale heads to Sweden’s border with Finland – a place where the Communist dream almost ended
Top 10 Soviet-era experiences in St Petersburg
It’s 25 years since the USSR imploded but in St Petersburg there are still plenty of places to experience the highs and lows of the communist era, some of which are looked upon nostalgically by Russians
The strangest place I have ever been.
As I continued to walk down the path, passed the grey statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin on my left hand side, the Soviet marching music was still playing from loudspeakers attached to imitation Gulag watchtowers in the forest by a small stream on my right. Each statue has an English translation of where the statueContinue reading “The strangest place I have ever been.”