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Kayt Shaffer | 20th C Russia

Welcome to 20th c. Russia, offering some light terror and starvation as a side to Utopian society

New Moscow | Yuri Pimenov (1937)


Don’t Forget Czechoslovakia

“At 3am 21 August 1968, I woke up to a completely different world from that one I went to sleep in, just a few hours earlier. The only way how you can help us is this: not to forget Czechoslovakia, don’t forget Czechoslovakia. Please excuse my bad grammar, with the Russian tanks under my window…

What’s a Woman to Think? That She Doesn’t Have Time for Anything.

“It was morning—the beginning of another day which, just like hundreds of days before it and thousands of days to come, would be filled with the bitterness and boredom of endless, terribly petty and soul-destroying work, all the things which filled the life of a housewife, the life of millions and millions of women.” (Fadeev)…

A Shiny New Moscow . . . Sort of

Plans of Grandeur The late 1920s and the 1930s were an iconic time in architectural history. It was the height of the Modernist movement with notable architects such as Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe of the Bauhaus, the Spanish architect Le Corbusier, and American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designing some of their most…

The Workers Behind Kasli Cast Iron Sculpture

Taken in 1909 by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, this image—Molding of an Artistic Casting—depicts men working at the Kasli Iron Works Factory. The town of Kasli—in present day Chelyabinsk Oblast—is located in the Ural Mountain region about 100 miles from the border of Kazakhstan. Many factories can be found in this region as it was well known…

  1. Hey Kayt as stated previously by Natalie I also did not know much of the situation that went in Czechoslovakia.…

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