The Little-Known History of Kostroma’s Statue of Lenin I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a lot about this town and its traditions. For me, one of the most interesting parts of the town ...
It may seem that the tourist trail in St Petersburg is all about the city’s imperial past: the palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé eggs. But, if you only know where to look, you can delve into a different facet of the city’s history: ...
Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely tied to the State’s economic-political agenda. Brands were not only considered to be potential mechanisms for market control, but were intended to represent socialism’s capability of punching with the ...