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Edward Goldman - Huffington Post - Feb 09, 2012
Matthew Brunwasser - PRI's The World - Jan 04, 2012
German Missions in the United States - Nov 14, 2011
Bob Pool - Los Angeles Times - Nov 13, 2011
David L. Ulin - Forbes - Sep 10, 2011
Anna Plotnikova - Voice of America - Aug 19, 2011

For our Russian readers, a story about an exhibition at the Museum of Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg marking of the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which features original poster designs from The Wende Museum's Ferris collection.

Carolyn Lyons - The Times of London - Aug 09, 2011
David Ng - Los Angeles Times: Culture Monster - Jul 21, 2011
George Wolfe - Otis College of Art and Design Alumni Magazine - Jun 01, 2011
David C. Engerman - Humanities - May 15, 2011

The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War offers priceless insight into how people lived under communism, and how they came to challenge it. Some items in the museum recall the overstuffed apartments of Muscovites, replete with ceramic plates celebrating the 1980 Moscow Olympics and multivolume editions of the writings of everyone from Karl Marx to Jack London. Other items speak about the dramatic changes of the late 1980s. Take, for instance, an eight-inch plaster bust of Vladimir Lenin mass-produced in the German Democratic Republic in the 1960s. What makes this particular bust unusual is the paint job it received—in neon pink and turquoise—during protests against the Communist regime in the fall of 1989. Lenin’s figure had gone from being a ubiquitous part of East German everyday life to being a symbol of protest.