In 1984, the late Ron Peterson, Professor of Russian Language and Culture at Occidental, led an Oxy group to the Soviet Union over Spring Break. We would visit Moscow and Leningrad, with a stop in Helsinki at the end. I jumped at the opportunity.
For more than you ever wanted to know about my week in the Soviet Union, read my journal (7 pages).
Maybe sometime soon I can include some photos of some of the Soviet propaganda posters I bought.
In the group picture below, I'm in the back row, just beneath the raised hand. Ron is seven heads over to the right. (Click on the photo to see it larger.)