005) This is Not the Russia We Know

This is not your regular Russian history and culture class. During this class we are going to speak about something that is usually hidden from tourists and propaganda. We’ll explore the fate of thousands of orphans and homeless people in Russia and Soviet Union. We’ll find out why science was thriving in Soviet penitentiary system. We’ll try to understand why talented artists devoted their lives to glorify the USSR. During this class we'll look at the unique photos, videos and artwork that were hidden, forgotten and almost lost.