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Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador To U.N., Is Dead At 64

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The career diplomat was widely admired by colleagues for his skill, wit and effectiveness representing first the Soviet Union and then Russia.

The FN FAL: ‘The Right Arm of the Free World’

While tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union were mounting, Belgian arms maker released the initial prototype of the battle rifle that fought the spread of communism, the FAL. This post The FN FAL: ‘The Right Arm of the Free World’ appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

“Let It Be An Arms Race!” -- Not So Fast, Mr. President

By John Ashley From 1945 to 1991, the world lived in constant fear of nuclear annihilation as the Unites States and the Soviet Union participated in a high-stakes arms race. Luckily, crisis was evaded, and such fear has been largely subdued since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Show More Summary

The good, the bad and the ugly

6 days agoArts : Night and Day

Vladimir Putin notoriously declared the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 to be one of the greatest disasters of… See the full story of The good, the bad and the ugly on The Spectator.

50 Amazing Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Soviet Lithuania During the 1960s and 1970s

Those who are under thirty today in the countries of the former Soviet Union can barely remember what it felt like to live there. They never knew it. Many of those over thirty have also chosen to forget. They might remember familiar details, but their more recent experience has obliterated the feelings that went with them. Show More Summary

Russia's New Missile Violates a Cold War Treaty But We're Sure Trump Will Tell Putin What's What

According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now… Read more...

Reading: Robert C. Allen (2003): Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution

Robert C. Allen (2003): _[Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution][]_ (Princeton: Princeton University Press: 0691144311) <> The Big Question: Was the Soviet Union an Asian economy, (like) a Latin American economy, a (central or western) European economy, or a settler-frontier economy? 1. If it was an...

Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Came Of Age In A Very Different Republican Party

NEW YORK ? Arguments for boycotting the Soviet Union and funding the Star Wars missile defense program, screeds against the Sandinista constitution ? these are among the late ‘80s conservative talking points featured in The Federalist...Show More Summary

The Blackwater of Jihad

A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.

How brands can use blockchain tech to prove they have integrity

GUEST: Back in the days of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan said that his attitude towards the Soviet Union was “trust, but verify.” For years, brands have built up trust — or at least the perception of trust — in the minds of their audiences through advertising, celebrity sponsorships, influencer marketing, and general brand awareness efforts. […]

Russia Tried to Build Its Very Own Space Shuttle

Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe But the timing could not have been any worse.  The intense rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union pushed the two countries to compete, not only on Earth but throughout the solar system.Show More Summary

Nonfiction: Enemies of the State: A Memoir of Coming of Age in the Soviet Union

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s “The Girl from the Metropol Hotel” is a memoir of coming of age in hardship in the Soviet Union.

Corrupt politicians? We got nothin’ on Romania

Romania, as you may recall, was the home of Nadia Comenic, the Olympic preztel – er,  gymnast who never smiled but could twist herself into Silly Putty on legs. Back when the Soviet Union disintegrated, Romania managed somehow to stay intact and is now running itself. Unfortunately, the Romanian population doesn’t appreciate low-level corruption in politics […]

Australia’s Chief Scientist slams Trump’s war on climate science: It’s straight out of ‘the old Soviet Union

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Before announcing his run for the presidency, Donald Trump called climate change a “hoax” perpetrated by the Chinese. As president, Trump nominated cabinet secretaries that deny the existence of climate change. The new WhiteHouse.gov saw any mention of climate change scrubbed from the...

Donald Trump reminiscent of Stalin says Australian chief scientist

The SMH reports that the inevitable (and correct) comparisons between Trump's suppression of scientific facts and Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union are beginning to be made - Donald Trump reminiscent of Stalin says chief scientist Alan Finkel as science 'literally under attack'. Show More Summary

Life Under Alternative Facts

There was no real cognitive dissonance existing in the minds of most people in the Soviet Union of the nineteen-seventies and eighties. Everyone knew that everything said on the radio or on television, everything (with the exceptionShow More Summary

These Are the 5 Most Horrific Submarine Disasters in Naval History

Dave Majumdar Security, Historic tragedies down below.  While Russia and the Soviet Union have had their fair share of submarine disasters, the United States Navy has lost submarines too. On May 22, 1969, the USS Scorpion, a Skipjack-class attack submarine. Show More Summary

Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU's Eastern Partnership

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is trying to improve relations with its eastern neighbor Belarus in the hope of also reviving the European Union's dormant Eastern Partnership initiative that targets six former Soviet republics, its deputy foreign minister said.

Germany arrests man over 2000 train station bombing

German police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of planting a bomb at a Duesseldorf train station 16 years ago that injured 10 emigres from the former Soviet Union. Seven of the 10 victims were Jewish, leading to the theory that the attack on July 27, 2000 had an anti-foreigner or anti-semitic motive. Show More Summary

Ohio State University Features Black Communist

Since the demise of the old Soviet Union, Davis has been calling herself a “democratic socialist” and trying to appear mainstream.

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