The Cold War from a Soviet Perspective

This website serves to provide insight on the Soviet Union’s perspective of the Cold War, attempting to recreate objects that may display how the citizens of the USSR perceived the their environment. It was created by a group in Mr. Cordes’s 10H A block history class. Aine Zhang, Chelsea Liang, Daniel Kim and Helen Chen are the members of this group.

The historical context: The cold war was a period of 44 years of a clash of ideals between communism and democracy, primarily between the US and the USSR. It was mainly an ideological war and no direct large-scale fighting. It led to the formation of NATO and the Eastern bloc following WW2. It led to the creation of many weapons such as nuclear weapons and technological advancements such as the space race and the race to the moon. Another effect of if was propaganda warfare in which both sides of the war heavily relied on nationalist propaganda to unite its citizens to support their cause. Eventually, the cold war ended when the USSR was dissolved into the states of Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. –Provided by Chelsea Liang

Exhibit Guide

Provided by Helen Chen
Provided by Helen Chen


Provided by 10-11 Daniel Kim

Artifact 1: Photo Essay


Provided by 10-11 Daniel Kim

Artifact 2: Record of the National Conference

To answer the quest of several Soviet journalism, several intense discussions are held headed by Premier Stalin. Multiple anonymous journalisms have asked the permission to establish a new newspaper series, who claim that it would be the Marxist version of the western world’s “Science”. Our answer to it is a full rejection.
“Science” has been a tool under the capitalists to spread manipulative information and then claim to be scientific and the center of important scientific discovery since 1880. The world can not be more Eurocentric, or “capitalist-centric”. Learning from the past history of imperialism, science has been used by the European capitalists for exploitation. Social Darwinism is greatly proposed by them, while capitalists declares it scientific, which only turns out to be immorally degrading the workers, who has been oppressed by the capitalists for labor force for centuries. Therefore, it is reasonable that Soviet Union would not mimic after this Western journal. Instead, Premier Stalin has expressed the opinion of proposing Soviet Union’s own, original, and communist journal. The journal would expand around Socialist Realism and would aim to foster the communist mind of the general public, for the greater future of all the workers within the nation, to keep them away from the corrupting information but absorb the correct ones. Further details would be announced soon.

Provided by Helen Chen 10-11

Artifact 3: Triangle Fold Letter

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Provided by 10-10 Aine Zhang

Artifact 4: Anti-Religion Magazine Article

Final Words

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