Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art

Twenty years after the demise of the Soviet Union, its culture continues to fascinate and mystify. Like other modern states, the Soviet Union exercised its power not only through direct coercion, but also through a vast media system that drew on the full power and range of modern technologies and aesthetic techniques. Children's books and posters were two of the primary media through which a distinct Soviet imaginary was created, disseminated, and reinterpreted. Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary examines both the intensive and extensive dimensions of Soviet posters and children books. By viewing the images and exploring connections between them we gain insight not only into what it meant to be Soviet, but also why this was a plausible, at times even an attractive proposition for generations of Soviet citizens.

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