The book SSSR: Territoriya Liubvi (USSR: The Love Territory) has been compiled on the basis of the materials of the international conference Love, Protest and Propaganda in the Soviet Culture (November 2004) that was organized by the Department of Slavic Studies of the University of Konstanz, Germany. Authors of the included papers focus on the texts and pictures, declarations and taboo, stereotypes and innovations that uncover the discursive and media peculiarities of the Soviet culture in its treatment of love and intimacy.