How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

You may not be surprised to learn that during the Cold War the Soviet Union gathered information about the West. But you may be astonished to discover just how much they knew about your town, your street, even your house. John Davies and Alexander Kent, authors of The Red Atlas tell the story of the world’s most comprehensive mapping endeavour and, arguably, the world’s most intriguing maps.

The Red Atlas by John Davies & Alexander Kent

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