The Soviet Image: A Hundred Years of Photographs from Inside the TASS Archives

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Chronicle Books, Oct 18, 2007 - Photography - 288 pages
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For the first time, the Russian news agency TASS has opened its complete photographic archives to create an unprecedented and uncensored look at the last 100 years of life in the Soviet Union and the new Russia. Featuring more than 300 astonishing photographsmany never before publishedthese images capture the daily life of a people through the dramatic sweep of Russian history, from royalty to revolution and the rise and fall of communism. Illuminated by informative essays and extended captions that provide context on the times and the photographs, this is the definitive visual record of Russian history as seen through Russian eyes.

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Peter Radetsky is the author of six books and has written and developed a dozen international museum exhibitions, with long experience chronicling Russian life and history. He lives in Northern California.

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