Helsinki holds a special place for Washington and Moscow to find ground — common or otherwise — going back to the Soviet era. During the era of Cold War tensions there were intriguing visuals that today stir nostalgia. Host Marco Werman speaks with Moscow-born Varia Bortsova, who created a Twitter account called Soviet Visuals, which supplies a steady stream of videos, posters, photos and objects capturing various aspects of Soviet life.
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