About the Author
EVA MAURER studied History and Russian Literature in Zürich and Münster, Germany and holds a special interest in the cultural and social history of Russia and the Soviet Union. Her PhD study 'Wege zum Pik Stalin' deals with the agency of Soviet mountaineers and their contribution to the mental maps of Stalinism.
JULIA RICHERS is Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and finished her PhD in 2005. Her interest in spatial theories lead her to the topics, 'Cosmic Enthusiasm in the Soviet Union' and 'the Soviet Union between Cults of Technology and Utopian Thinking'.
MONICA RÜTHERS is Professor of East European History at Hamburg University, Germany. Her research interests include Russian and Soviet Visual History, Jews and Gypsies as European liminar groups, Iconography of Soviet Childhood and Soviet Type Consumer Societies.
CARMEN SCHEIDE is Visiting Professor for East European History at University of Konstanz, Germany. She studied East European and general History in Munich, Freiburg and Moscow and received her PhD in 1999 for a study on Soviet women in the 20s, investigating Moscow workers.