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Gagarintown

The city that lives in the name, memory and time of the first cosmonaut

Secrets of the Soviets

Burgers, bars, convertibles, electric toothbrushes and reality television – can they really have been completely unknown in Russia before the 1990s?

How USSR Invented Smart House, Apple Watch and Google Glass Prototypes

Over the course of the past several years, there has been a growing interest in the legacy of Soviet design

The Incredible Adventures of Americans in Moscow

In 1961, American TV journalists filmed scenes taken from the daily lives of ordinary Muscovites

Russian Designers Recreate Iconic Sneakers

Russian designers have brought back to life the hip Soviet-era Dva Myacha canvas shoes

Solzhenitsyn Monument to Be Erected in Moscow

A monument to writer and Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is to be erected in Moscow

Russians Back Soviet Union Economic Model, Poll Shows

The majority of Russians prefer the state-planned economic model offered by the Soviet Union

Moscow’s Seven Sisters: Ten Myths and Facts

Fascinating facts about the Stalinist skyscrapers (aka the Seven Sisters) in Moscow

Soviet Polar Observatory to Welcome First Visitors

The polar station on Franz Josef Land will be open for public, the Lenta.ru news website reported on Monday, March 27

The Charm of Illegal Art: The History of Russian Graffiti

The timeline of the history of Russian graffiti from New-York heritage to patriotic discourses

The First Man in Space

Russia's Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on March 9

‘Hey, Sky, Take off Your Hat! I'm Coming!’

Valentina Tereshkova of Russia, the first female cosmonaut, turns 80

‘This Isn’t California’

The President of Levi’s Brand comments on denim styles from the USSR

Soviet Nostalgia on a Plate

Today, MOSLENTA takes you on a tour of the Moscow cafes and restaurants which are recreating the atmosphere of the USSR through their design and menus

The Nuclear Arctic

The story behind Russia’s northernmost nuclear power station

Snack Station

What the legendary retro-canteen inside the Moscow Metro is really like

Wine for the Upper Crust

Even the rich and powerful enjoy eating and drinking, just like everybody else

Russian Advertising Through the Ages

A collection of labels, posters and other publications for different food and drinks sold in Russia from the late 19th century to the mid 1970s

Works of Soviet Artists to Be Displayed in Moscow Metro

The Park Kultury station on the Moscow metro’s Circle Line will soon feature prints of Soviet artists’ paintings

From Cafes to Cities: Twelve Greatest Modernist Projects of USSR

We continue to explore the world of stark, romantic and underrated Soviet architecture