We're old enough here at Luxury Travel Advisor to remember when the former USSR seemed like a serious threat to America and freedom in general, and to remember the celebrations when the Bloc came tumbling down and democracy reigned.
But according to Russian website Russia: Beyond the Headlines, some people in the former Soviet Union don't feel the same way, and have launched the Museum of the USSR to share their side of the story in a more positive light.
The goal of the museum, the story reports, is to "bring back…memories of [the] not-so-distant past." Highlights reportedly include material supplied from the museum organizers themselves as well as donations from private collections. "This is the first museum in Moscow exclusively devoted to a everyday life in the former Soviet Union. There are also two comparabale museums in two other major Russian cities of Novosibirsk and Kazan."
The museum is part of the All-Russian Exhibition Center, and we're quite intrigued as to what it has to say about the USSR. If any readers get to visit, please share your thoughts in the comments below!