Soviet Visuals

The Life of Barbie and Ken in the Soviet Union (“Communal Apartment”) is a project by Ekaterinburg-based artist Lara Vychuzhanina.

The artist’s depiction of the couple’s life in a communal Soviet apartment is amazingly detailed, down to the Pravda newspaper, Prima cigarettes, Soviet tableware, snacks and wall art. Take a look for yourself below:

Soviet Barbie at the kitchen counter:

Food & vodka on the table:

Barbie, Ken and their neighbour in the kitchen. Note the Pravda newspaper:


A very brutal Ken with a bottle of vodka:


See more of Lara’s work via the links below:

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