New East Digital Archive

Cold war revisited: a special report on the cultural legacy of superpower rivalry

As tensions rise between Russia and the west, talk of a new Cold War increases. But what can we learn from the last one? In this special report we explore the story of superpower rivalry through art, design and the legacy of industrial espionage

Cold War Revisited

Imitation game: the Soviets stole their best designs from the west. Has anything changed?

Power play: what the Moscow Victory Day parade reveals about Russia and the west, then and now

Pastime paradise: the story of the Cold War told through the birth of Soviet consumerism

Moscow, 1991: portraits from the edge of change

Made in Russia: in praise of the unsung icons of Soviet design

Absent statues: Yevgeny Fiks and the art of Cold War memorial