White House press secretary Jay Carney has Soviet propaganda posters displayed in his kitchen.

In a Washingtonian MOM profile piece released Friday, photos show Carney and his wife, ABC news correspondent Claire Shipman, and their two children, living in a home decorated with Soviet art.

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“This is clearly in extremely poor taste against the backdrop of growing Russian intimidation in the Ukraine,” says Nile Gardiner, director of Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation.

‘You have a key Obama administration official celebrating the Soviet era, an era in which tens of millions of people died at the hands of a brutal totalitarian system,” Gardiner adds. “It is simply disgraceful for the White House press secretary to be glorifying the propaganda of a monstrously evil tyranny.”

Earlier in her career, Shipman worked at CNN’s Moscow bureau.