This is the successor publication to USSR in Construction. They are published from the last known address of the 1949 run of USSR in Construction, 8 Moskvina, Moscow 9. More or less the same dimensions, these have the full colour covers (obviously) and black and white interiors. These are no longer printed with the foggy […]Read more "Soviet Union Magazine"
J.V. Stalin’s 70th Birthday Issue After USSR in Construction was eclipsed by the Great Patriotic War in 1941, it mad a brief reappearance in 1949. Here is one issue from that time, the December issue devoted to Stalin’s 70ieth birthday. This celebration was a big deal across all of eastern Europe, as for many newly […]Read more "USSR in Consrtuction No 12, 1949"
Dedicated to Soviet Science This is a groovy one. And excitingly designed by El Lissitsky! The inside cover features this list of German scientists repressed by the Nazi state. Soviet culture from this period seems in retrospect, and for the most part, crass and cynical. Particularly so when we look at the Stalin cult. But […]Read more "USSR in Construction, No 6, 1934"
Devoted to New Plants and Crops An overview of the divers types of food brought to the USSR from around the world for use in Soviet agriculture. A very progressive and worthwhile project. If you look closely at this next page you’ll notice that it is two-tones, black and green. Exceptional for this magazine. These […]Read more "USSR in Construction, No 5, 1933"
Soviet Kamchatka Another dispatch from the Soviet North, from the great Siberian peninsula. This issue is light on dynamic photomontage and heavy on the nature photography. Our regular designer, N. Troshin, is absent.Read more "USSR in Construction, No 6, 1933"
The Moscow and Leningrad Meat Packing Plants This issue of the magazine combines a number of Stalinist themes. It is a celebration of the soon to be built meat-packing facilities in Moscow and Leningrad. The magazine has many architectural drawings of the plants, and photos from other, lesser but existing meat packing plants. The celebration […]Read more "USSR in Construction, No 5, 1934"
The Far Eastern Region Similar to the 1938 issue for May and June, 5-6, posted here. Featuring some of the same themes. This issue, however, has a long photo essay on Birobijan. Birobijan is part of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, established by Stalin in 1934, to give Jews from the former Pale of Settlement the […]Read more "USSR in Construction, No 3-4, 1935"