20th century maps of the Soviet Union

The Osher Map Library has in its possession an impressive assortment of atlases, maps, and related materials from just prior to the formation of the Soviet Union to its downfall. The majority of the materials are in Russian, but some are multi-lingual. They provide a unique historical and geographical recording of the Soviet Union and insight into its transformations throughout the twentieth century. The maps in this exhibition represent the Soviet Union's exploration of political borders, geology, population, cultural production, industry, and watersheds.