‘Whale of a day’ exhibition in Budapest, Hungary – memories of the Y (post-socialist) generation of the 1990s in Hungary.

Exhibition and review with photos (in Hungarian)

A collaborative annotated catalogue of  Soviet illustrated children’s books (Princeton University)

Pedagogy of Images: Depicting communism for children

Evgeny Lebedev: My Soviet childhood

The son of the oligarch Alexander Lebedev grew up a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. He recalls his grandfather’s fear of Stalin, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the birth of a strange new Russia. Read his story here.

This Is How Propaganda Works: A Look Inside A Soviet Childhood

By Katya Soldak  – Read Katya’s fascinating story here.

Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children’s Books and Graphic Art (University of Chicago)

Exhibit Publications & Documents

Online exhibition

The Counterpedagogies at the Lakeside exhibition is based on a social historical research about a summer vacation in socialist Hungary between 1938 and 1978.


This photographer turns his childhood memories into photos

15-летняя советская девочка честно нарисовала, каким было ее детство в СССР (a 15-year old Soviet girl honestly portrayed her childhood in the USSR)

Ordinary lives in extraordinary times: Artist shows USSR before its fall 

Images of socialist life and material objects

Что копили и собирали дети в СССР (a set of images depicting what children used to collect in USSR)

Что копили дети CCCP (another set of images about children’s collections in USSR)

Soviet postcards celebrating the first day of school, September 1st 

Soviet postcards celebrating children and youth organizations

(Soviet) things you can no longer find in Riga, Latvia

Best images of 1980s Hungary

D’EAST great blog page introducing mostly female producers and artist collectives at the intersection of post-communist, post-imperial and post-colonial discourses and imaginaries.