Red is Moscow’s colour, the oldest symbol of communism, which represented ideology promising to overturn the power of capital. And Moscow’s history cannot be properly understood without forming a notion of the USSR’s 69 year existence.
The struggle for dominance, post-war tensions between the US and the Soviet Union as well as tremendous social, economic and political changes left us considerable legacy. Let’s reflect upon the fall of the USSR: its initial celebration of communal feeling resulting in a dreadful drama of cruelty.
The winter's passed,
The summer's here.
For this we thank
Our party dear!
We will speculate about the origins of Stalinist architecture, mostly found in the central part of the city, and clarify the motifs and themes of massive ornamented buildings.
Moscow was a city where everyone was watching everyone else, for the sake of spirit of the commune, so we’ll be on the watch when tracing stories of spies and politicians, scientists and intellectuals, artists and traitors.
Although the past holds many secret Cold War sites, and the memory of race to space and the fear of a nuclear war are alive, rather odd undying nostalgia still makes people pay tribute to the Soviets. This paradox is perhaps the greatest mystery of the USSR. So let’s discover the complex and shocking truth about the events that shaped the 20th century.
We will send you detailed directions to the Meeting Point as well as the End Point once you book the tour. Join in!
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Did tourists really need to check their hotel rooms for hidden microphones and cameras?
What was the melody of soviet hearts – Sting’s Russians? Beatles’ Back in the USSR? Or a national anthem?
What made millions hold their tongues?
Why did the communists force the church to stop the bells ringing?
How did centrally planned economy lead to empty shops?