Monotowns in the Urals: Blast from the Past

Monotowns in the Urals: Blast from the Past

March 31, 2014 Sergey Poteryaev, special to RBTH

Photographer Sergey Poteryaev combines his own photographs and archive footage of the residents of Staraya Utka, a small monotown in Sverdlovsk Region. "I was using montage to understand whether there are any parallels between the life of these people then and now"

Allegoric maps of Europe from the First World War

Allegoric maps of Europe from the First World War

March 20, 2014 Ksenia Isaeva, Vladimir Stakheev, RBTH

The humorous allegoric propaganda maps stirred nationalistic fervour, mocked and belittled enemies and even served as a tool for students to learn their geography

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