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Striking Photos From Soviet History

1 hour agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

An exhibition in Moscow documents changes in visual culture through the Soviet Union's dominant photography magazine.

There is Nothing for Greece and its People in the Ostensible Objectives of the European Union

Socialism failed. It failed in every variety of realised socialism enacted. It failed in the central, rugged, soviet format; it failed in worker-controlled (various forms) of Balkan socialism; it failed after the arrival of the market-mimicking wonders of computer modelling so beloved of the Poles. Show More Summary

Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence

MOSCOW/VILNIUS (Reuters) - A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.

By: From Russia with Love

[...] We ended up in Pechenga after three hours drive: The Pechenga area was indigenously inhabited by Samis. In 1533 it became part of Russia, in 1920 part of Finland and part of the Soviet Union from 1944. [...]

Today's Best Media Deals: Commie Superman, Fault In Our Stars, & More

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Truth, justice, and...Mother Russia? What would Superman have looked like if he was raised in the Soviet Union. You’ll find out in the complete Superman: Red Son compendium, available on Amazon today for just $11. Read more...

Time for a Principled Policy on Iran

Almost 30 years ago, when the US was negotiating with the Soviet Union about intermediate-range nuclear weapons, President Ronald Reagan was told that the Russians like to talk in proverbs.

US Needs War Every Four Years to Maintain Economic Growth – Belgian Analyst

During 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has not forgotten even for a moment about the idea of an attack on Russia, Belgian political scientist and director of geopolitical research center Euro-Rus Kris Roman said in an exclusive interview with Regnum.

US State Apparatus Using Crises Across Globe to Keep World on a Tight Rein

The US' totalitarian national-security state apparatus created during the Cold War in order to counter the Soviet Union is now doing whatever it takes to stay in power, by enflaming new crises across the world, Jacob G. Hornberger notes.

Legendary Pobeda Car: The Four-Wheel Symbol of Soviet Life

The passenger car GAZ-M20 “Pobeda” is one of the symbols of post-war Soviet Union. The legendary car, a technical breakthrough back in its day, rolled off the production line 69 years ago.

Russia's crumbling space industry

During the Cold War, the might of the Soviet Union's space program made the world tremble. Sputnik. Yuri Gagarin. The Salyut and Mir space stations. All were a match for the world's greatest technological and industrial powers. The legacy...Show More Summary

Salita Promotions inks Alexander Miskirtchian

Dmitriy Salita’s Salita Promotions has announced the signing of former world title challenger Alexander Miskirtchian, a featherweight contender born in the former Soviet Union republic of Georgia, who now resides in Belgium. Miskirtchian, 29-years-old, is 25-3-1 with 9 KOs. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders’s Soviet Honeymoon

What is it about worn-out socialist “worker paradises” like the old Soviet Union and Cuba that bring out the romantic in American radical politicians? After Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for president, Britain’s Guardian...Show More Summary

A NEW REFERENDUM IN MOSCOW. Muscovites may soon vote in their first referendum since the collapse of…

A NEW REFERENDUM IN MOSCOW. Muscovites may soon vote in their first referendum since the collapse of the Soviet Union. One of the issues they’ll be deciding is whether or not they should re-install a statue of the monstrous idealogue Iron Felix who founded the Cheka, the secret police that later became the KGB. Here’s […]

2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today. Read more...

Returning Poland to Europe

Central Europe had been kidnapped, the Czech writer Milan Kundera once wrote in a celebrated essay from 1984. It had been dragged eastward by the Soviet Union after World War II. And like a displaced person yearning to return home, the...Show More Summary

Soviet Union 2.0 – The Environmental Protection Agency

Former President Richard Nixon is an ancestral RINO - Republican In Name Only. The wobbly GOP wing that insists on delivering us Diet Democrat policies. So it was in 1970 when President Nixon signed an executive order creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Show More Summary

Small Business Leadership: A Tale of 3 Styles

Saturday night my wife and I rented and watched the movie Red Army, about the former Soviet Union’s commitment to international ice hockey domination and the migration of Russian hockey players to North America. The movie took me back...Show More Summary

How the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) Started in Russia

The Great Patriotic War broke out 74 years ago, on June 22, 1941. Without warning, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union early in the morning. The war claimed the lives of 27 million Soviet people.

Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War. Among other things, it forbid both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets. Read more...

TV Club: The Brink: “Pilot”

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb satirizes Cold War-era politics, paranoia, and the precarious nature of nuclear weapons between the United States and the Soviet Union.Show More Summary

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