Part of what may become a new series, “Most Horrific Conflicts in All of Human History:” The war between Germany and the Soviet Union officially began in late June 1941, although the threat of conflict had loomed since the early 1930s. Germany and the USSR launched a joint war against Poland in September of 1939, […]
The war between Germany and the Soviet Union officially began in late June 1941, although the threat of conflict had loomed since the early 1930s. Germany and the USSR launched a joint war against Poland in September of 1939, which the Soviets followed up with invasions of Finland, Romania and...
More than 58 years have passed since Sputnik 1 made history as the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth. Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 consisted of a 23-inch-diameter metal sphere with four radio antennae — that's it. Show More Summary
The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies.
Over the past five years, there have reportedly been several incidents where smugglers in the former Soviet Union have tried to sell nuclear material to Islamic State militants.
These breathtaking photos taken by some of the best Soviet Union photographers will bring you a great trip back to the USSR era. Swans, 1963 - Evgeny Umnov Winter, 1965 - Yury Lunkov That is my temper, 1969 - Dmitry Vozdvizhensky and Nina Sviridova Silhouette, 1960 - Miroslav Murazov A soldier, 1973 - Vladimir Vyatkin See more »
Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government - in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish. That conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations - to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). Show More Summary
Exactly 58 years ago, the former Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit. Awe-struck American officials listened in fear as Sputnik barreled through space at 18,000 mph while transmitting beeping signals, which were broadcast on radios across the globe. Show More Summary
The Soviet Union was a nation of bus stops. Cars were hard to come by, so a vast public transport… The post Waiting for Utopia appeared first on The Spectator.
The great historian of the Soviet Union Robert Conquest’s Third Law of Politics reads: ‘The simplest way to explain the… The post David Cameron’s one law for the rich shows he doesn’t understand the British appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It is well known that Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union and Josip Tito of Yugoslavia despised each other. Shortly after World War II ended, the two leaders and their respective countries became embroiled in a diplomatic struggle, largely because Tito refused to accept the Soviet Union as the leader of the Communist world. Show More Summary
Great bravery. They're not saying her "great bravery" consisted of delivering the bomb to the Soviet Union. Wink. Actually, they are saying that, but they want plausible deniability; so they're claiming they're honoring her "great bravery" in leading a labor...
Wired has a nice article up today about bus stops built in the Soviet Union, as photographed by Chris Herwig. Some of them look beautiful, some of them look like dead robots, and some look positively dangerous to be under. The book,Soviet Bus Stops, is available from Amazon and elsewhere.
OCEANIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT WAR WITH EASTASIA: Soviet Union or no, when it comes to Russians and airbrushes, you can pry them from their cold dead, history revising hands: Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII. Related: “The greatest cultural victory of the Left has been to disregard the Nazi-Soviet Pact,” Daniel […]
THE MIDDLE CLASS SQUEEZE: Go back, for a moment, nearly 30 years. In March 1987, Margaret Thatcher visited Mikhail Gorbachev, the reforming leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in Moscow. Sitting in the Kremlin, the two argued for hours. At one point, Mr. Gorbachev accused Mrs. Thatcher of leading the party of […]
It was 56 years ago today when Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev departed for Moscow following a whirlwind 13-day visit to the United States
History is being rewritten by Nato. World War II would not have been an internal conflict of capitalism but a glorious struggle of democracy against Nazism. The Soviet Union would therefore have not played a significant role in the conflict. On the contrary, his regime would have made the longest possible alliance with Evil. This propaganda does not stand up to the facts.
There are some projects that the Kremlin would love us to forget. The Russian military has long been a bogeyman for the West, with Cold War memories lingering even after the fall of the Soviet Union. However, over the years Russia'sShow More Summary
While tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union during the extended staring contest known as the Cold War (c. 1947 to 1991) were sometimes heated enough to invite concern over nuclear war, the stakes weren’t always so high. Show More Summary
During World War II, the Soviet Union went looking for alternatives to the Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle, first developed for the Imperial Russian Army in 1891. A young soldier named Mikhail Kalashnikov had some ideas and a talent for design. He was taken from the front lines and given the chance to develop...