In 1983, as the U.S. confronted the threat posed by the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan explained America’s unique responsibility. “It is up to us in our time,” he said, “to choose, and choose wisely, between the hard but necessary...Show More Summary
Hockey documentary "Red Army," which premiered for a wide release in Russia on Thursday, is a unique look at Russia through the stories of the players who formed the Soviet Union's legendary hockey team.
As Ukraine commemorated the 24th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union on Monday, the country's president, Petro Poroshenko, hurled a choice barb at his rivals in Moscow. He likened the idea of Novorossiya — the term invoked by Russian nationalists for breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine — to a realm in the fantasy universe […]
In the early 1960s the Soviet Union built a bomber that moved three times the speed of sound – something even contemporary missiles could not boast, let alone fighter planes.
The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, inked by the USSR and Nazi Germany on August 23, 1939, is now used by Western "experts" and mainstream media to accuse the Soviet Union of "colluding" with Hitler and "betraying" his would be French and British allies, but evidence suggests otherwise.
Frederick Griffin, the ace reporter of the Star, spends the summer of 1932 touring the USSR. Frederick Griffin was generally impressed with the Soviet Union. For eight weeks in the summer of 1932, the Star‘s ace reporter explored the country, recording his impressions and insights for readers back home in a long series of dispatches. Show More Summary
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Jeffrey Mankoff Security, Asia Stalin’s intervention in the war against Japan came late in the day, but in many ways it continues shaping the Asian security environment six decades later. The Second World War was an unparalleled calamity for the Soviet Union. Show More Summary
Many Cold War spy movies depict prisoner exchanges between the United States and Soviet Union occurring on a bridge. It turns out that those noirish depictions are not works of fantasy, and Germany's so-called, "Bridge of Spies" actually...Show More Summary
During the space race in the 1950s and 1960s, the task of designing the look of the Soviet Union's booster rockets, orbital laboratories, space shuttles, and other masterworks of engineering fell to one woman: Galina Balashova. For the...Show More Summary
More than 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, a school district in Nebraska is asking teachers to sign an oath designed to root out communist sympathizers. Hastings Public Schools administrators have asked all staff to attest to their “love and devotion to” the United States...
Red Army (2014) Riveting account of the Soviet hockey team before the collapse of the Soviet Union. As someone who watched their Olympic defeat at the hands of the U.S. with relish, I was fascinated to see the other side of the story. Show More Summary
REMEMBERING ROBERT CONQUEST: The man who told us so. What the West, and the Soviet Union’s victims, owe to Robert Conquest. THE intellectual history of the West in the 20th century was dominated by arguments over totalitarianism: its causes, effects—and possible justification. Even after flag-waving supporters of the Soviet Union had dwindled to irrelevance, the […]
Was the US deterrence military doctrine aimed against the Soviet Union during the Cold War era really "defensive" and who actually started the nuclear arms race paranoia?
Western newspaper headlines tirelessly warn their readers that anti-Americanism in Russia is exploding. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the fluctuating attitudes of Russians toward the United States have been monitored on a regular basis by the Levada Center, Russia's leading independent pollster. Show More Summary
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons andtechnology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and...Show More Summary
Sometimes we forget about the 40-odd–year Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the West. We forget about the espionage, sabotage (on both sides), the covert and proxy wars, and even the overt arms race. Since 1991 a sort of public...Show More Summary
Joseph Stalin was a ruthless dictator who transformed the Soviet Union into a world superpower. Here are 15 facts that help paint a picture of this man who changed the world. 1. Man of Steel Joseph Stalin was actually born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili. Show More Summary
Editor of the diaries of the leading Cold War US diplomat George Kennan, Frank Costigliola says the 1959 US Captive Nations Resolution was meant to antagonize the Soviet Union and has no bearing on United States policy.
Professor Thomas Beyer of Middlebury has a very useful website, Russians in America: The Third Wave. His front page begins: In 1972 Joseph Brodsky (????? ????????) leaves the Soviet Union and comes to settle in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In the previous year Carl and Ellendea Proffer found Ardis and would begin publishing Russian Literature Triquarterly. […]