THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE SOVIET BUS STOP
Relics Of The USSR In Modern Central Asia
Public displays of art played an important role in the soviet propaganda machine. From towering statues to sparkling mosaics, the message of the party was disseminated to the people. Bountiful farmers, patriotic workers, cosmonauts, scientists and beaming youths all stand alongside the stereotypical emblems of the state: the red star and the hammer and sickle. I’ve long had an interest in these art forms and their functions, studying Soviet posters, statues, murals and even porcelain in my university days. But one curious manifestation had evaded me until recently. The Soviet bus stop.