Soviet Cartography

I’ve always loved maps. As a kid i’d draw my own maps and even today I love exploring old maps.

The Soviet maps of US and European cities have details that aren’t on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories. They’re the kinds of things that would come in handy if you’re planning a tank invasion. Or an occupation.

Apparently the Soviets loved maps too because they were very, very good cartographers.