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Celebration of The Pioneer Woman – 10 Incredible Soviet Women You Need to Know About

Celebration of The Pioneer Woman - 10 Iconic Soviet Women You Need to Know About

From Yuri Gagarin and Stalin to Kruschev and Lenin, Soviet men hold a firm place in the history of the USSR and of the world. The pioneer woman, however, is sadly underrepresented in the common knowledge of Soviet history. Something which is rather depressing. Why? The USSR was home to many females who accomplished incredible […]

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National Animals of the Soviet Union

National Animals of the Soviet Union

What were the national animals of the Soviet Union? At YPT, we love symbols, flags, and national icons. But one of the aspects we haven’t delved into as much is national animals. Generally signifying the character and wildlife of a country, a national animal is a sacred symbol. So, in classic YPT style, we’re going […]

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Top 5 Soviet Union Football Shirts

Introduction We love our football here at YPT, even more so during a global pandemic as it’s pretty much the only form of decent entertainment available. As a result, we’ve become increasingly interested in football shirts – especially the weird and wonderful. I personally started collecting football shirts over the last few months, with my […]

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Top 4 Independent YPT Soviet Tours Available During COVID-19

Introduction Since we opened our dedicated Soviet Europe office over two years ago, our European Soviet tour section has expanded massively. From the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and from the Balkan Mountains to the Caucasus mountains, there are few places in Europe we can’t take you. One of the hidden gems of our […]

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The Story Behind the Flag of the Soviet Union

Introduction The flag of the Soviet Union is one of the most easily recognizable flags on earth. Its symbolism has gone on to be used in countless methods, from selling capitalist products to communist guerillas, long after the USSR collapsed. Today, we’re going to look into the story of the flag of the Soviet Union. […]

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5 of the Best Soviet Propaganda Posters

Introduction Since the birth of the USSR, Soviet propaganda posters played a huge part in controlling the country and relaying the party’s messages to the people in a non-discreet way. At YPT, we’re big fans of the aesthetic of propaganda posters wherever they’re from. Recently, on one of our tours to Moldova, we picked up […]

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Tours on the Horizon? Covid-19 and the Current Situation

2020 has proven to be quite the year so far, especially for travel agencies like YPT but also for our Pioneers around the world we know are itching to getaway. Is travel possible now? At present, the current situation regarding COVID-19 is that we still need to take things slowly, but for the first time […]

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European Countries Starting to Reopen After COVID-19

After a long and uncertain few months, it finally seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel to the coronavirus lockdown. Europe, despite being one of the worst affected areas is starting to see the curve flattening and making attempts to resume life in the ‘new normal’. I’ve been in exile […]

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Black Sea Tours

For the past couple of years, the YPT Soviet Europe office has been based in the Black Sea port city of Varna, Bulgaria. The location is rather fitting for a number of reasons, not only can we see the epic monument to Soviet Bulgarian Friendship from our office window, but it also makes it a […]

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Transnistria Tours 2021

As 2020 seems more cursed by the day, the optimistic amongst us will be using the time to prep their travel plans for when we can move again. To give you some inspiration on where to travel with us in 2021, when we’ve hopefully overcome this horrid virus, here are our top picks of Transnistria […]

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