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The FDA's Cigar Fascism

Submitted by Christopher Westley via The Mises Institute, Consider this sequence of events. During the Cold War, the Cuban government becomes communist and aligns with the Soviet Union, and many of that country's productive citizens flee to the United States where property rights are more secure and government is more constrained. Show More Summary

Dwight Jones, 64, Big Man Ejected in First U.S. Olympic Loss, Dies

Jones was thrown out near the end of the 1972 Olympic basketball championship game, contributing to the American team’s controversial 51-50 loss to the Soviet Union.

MY BIG FAT AMERICAVERSARY: “Every July, my family celebrates our ‘Americaversary.’ It marks th…

MY BIG FAT AMERICAVERSARY: “Every July, my family celebrates our ‘Americaversary.’ It marks the dates my family arrived in the United States from the Soviet Union. I arrived on July 20, 1978 with my mom, when I was just 1-year old. My father had arrived a year earlier, on July 7.” Read the whole thing.

Why America Beat the Russians at Building the Internet

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

From the late 1950s until the late 1980s, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union were working on computer networking in one form or another. Why did the US succeed where the Russians failed? That’s the subject of a new book titled How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet by Benjamin Peters. Read more...

Is Guccifer 2.0 Russian? FBI, Obama Administration Point To ‘Yes’

Is Guccifer 2.0 Russian? Officials across multiple government agencies and private security firms are agreeing that the Democratic National Committee e-mail hack appears to be the work of someone based out of the former Soviet Union....Show More Summary

Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Commit Cyberespionage, Shushes a Female Reporter

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Daily Beast is reporting today that the hacker behind the stolen emails from leaders of the DNC is, in fact, an agent of the Russian government tasked with disrupting the American election on behalf of the former Soviet Union......

Your Gold Jewelry Is Killing Wildlife, Destroying Forests and Accelerating Global Warming

“When the gold digging is finished in 20 years, we will be left with a moonscape.” The collapse of the Soviet Union left Bulgaria achieving in the 1990s what the rest of the world is working hard to manage in the 2020s, a reduction in its carbon dioxide emissions of more than 45%. Show More Summary

Underwater Battle: NATO Not Ready for Russian Sub Threat, Report Reveals

Throughout the Cold War of the late 20th century, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) was a priority for the West. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, that readiness deteriorated, and a new report suggests that NATO may be unprepared to defend itself against Russia’s modern fleet.

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Soviet Union: “Palestine”: USA??? Meanwhile:

CIA's Gold Standard for Influencing Foreign Elections

I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union's legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the...Show More Summary

The Kremlin Should Form a Commies for Trump Group to Back the Donald Openly

Image: Donald Trump. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com I am one of the many residents of the former Soviet Union who has become upset with Donald Trump's signals that he would let the Russians stomp on its neighbors if he were U.S. president. One of the most recent signs was Trump's pronouncement that the U.S. Show More Summary

Saudis Offer Russia Untold Wealth, Greater Influence in Mideast

Saudi Arabia has promised Russia foreign investments exceeding that from China and influence in the Middle East greater than the Soviet Union's Cold War-era clout in exchange for Moscow withdrawing its support from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the Vzglyad newspaper doubts that it will happen.

Trump Opens the Door to Putin Reforming Soviet Union

by Matt Baume Vladimir Putin, seen here with Donald Trump grinning in the background. Tidarat Tiemjai / Shutterstock.com Searching for dumb things that Donald Trump has done is a bit like catching bugs by sticking your head out of aShow More Summary

The Secret Soviet Plan to Build Nuke Bases on Desolate Islands Near the USA

Russian military journalist Vitaly Karyukov recalls the Soviet Union's fantastical Cold War plans to create a series missile bases on artificial islands off the coast of the United States, effectively encircling America in a nuclear ring.

Popular World Brands ‘Go Soviet

A series of works by a designer from St. Petersburg named Mikhail Levchenko depict how popular brands owned by world-famous companies would’ve looked if they were created in the Soviet Union.

Pyotr Velikiy!

  I do love to write about battleships, and/or battleship-themed warships: In the 1970s, the Soviet Union embarked on a project to do what no navy had done for decades—build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II. The U.S. Navy—and every other navy in […]

The reports of Marxism's death are greatly exaggerated

Marxism didn’t die with the collapse of the Soviet Union. It became cultural Marxism. It is not even necessary for us to use the word “communism” because the outward form is impotent; its usefulness worn out. What survives of Marxis...

Countries That Transitioned Rapidly From Communism to Capitalism Fare Better: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

After the fall of the Soviet Union, former communist bloc countries had a choice, transition into capitalism slowly or rapidly. Marian Tupy writes: True enough, "big-bang" reforms were often chaotic and led to an increase in corruption. Show More Summary

How a Hot Dog Stand Found Itself In the Soviet Union's Crosshairs

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

When the Pentagon's lunch hut was mistaken for a secret bunker.

Death of leading Russian composer

Georgy Dmitriyev, former chairman of the Moscow Composers Union, has died aged 73. A minor apparatchik in the late Soviet era, he exploited 1990s freedoms to develop electronic music among other modernities. His last political act was a statement in support of President Putin’s annexations in Crimea.

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