A guide to the New East
Photography

Retromania: celebrating consumerism, Soviet-style

The recently opened Moscow Design Museum is making its mark with a revisionist exhibition of Soviet design and material culture. Interchanging iconic items with hidden gems, the curators are injecting some colour, quirk and kitsch into monochrome memories of Communist consumption and shedding light on the forgotten legacy of post-war designers

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Street view

A virtual tour across Russia by remote camera

Radical suburbs

Owen Hatherley on the secret history of Moscow's mass housing experiment

Hide and seek

A rare glimpse into one of Russia’s last closed cities

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