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I sometimes joke that growing up in the Soviet Union prepared me for working as a journalist in the United States. That joke has become less funny now that the President is positioning applause as a central issue of American politics. On Monday, before a crowd at a manufacturing plant, in Ohio, Donald ...
I generally want to know the answer: Did Americans in the Cold War era hate Soviet Union sports teams as much as Americans today hate the Patriots? Before we continue, I want to defend my implied position, which is that the New England Patriots, in their current form, have become the most hated ...

The tradition harkens back to the dawn of the Cold War, amid fears of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. After the vice president, the speaker of the House, and the president pro tempore of the Senate, the line of succession goes to Cabinet secretaries in the order they were created, beginning with ...
Star wars was banned in the Soviet Union until 1990, although a thriving black market bootleg video exchange meant many Soviet citizens had in fact seen the films during the 1980s. Yuri Bokser and Alexander Chantsev created this poster, along with three others (all below), to commemorate the lifting of ...
A religious holiday known as Tatiana Day, named after the St. Tatiana of Rome, observed annually on January 25, is also celebrated in Russia as student's Day. This tradition dates back to the mid-18th century when Russian Empress Elizabeth endorsed the petition by Minister of education Ivan Shuvalov ...
"The comedy The Death of Stalin has been banned," wrote the writer Vladimir Voinovich on facebook. "Because for those banning it, Stalin is still alive - and that is no comedy." On Tuesday, the Russian ministry of culture made a dramatic last-minute decision to withdraw the screening licence of Armando ...

The United States and the Soviet Union both investigated the phenomenon known as bioluminescence to gauge if it could be used to detect submarines underwater. scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain thought that marine organisms which create their own light could tip off observers to the presence ...
The United States and the Soviet Union both investigated the phenomenon known as bioluminescence to gauge if it could be used to detect submarines underwater. scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain thought that marine organisms which create their own light could tip off observers to the presence ...
Just because government foreign policies don't always align doesn't mean we can't admire geopolitical rival's science fiction. There were all manner of great movies made outside the United States throughout the Cold War, and we're missing out if we don't take a look at the incredible Soviet-style outer ...
Inna Faliks' Soviet Union household only had three rooms for seven people and no telephone - but it did have music. Growing up, Faliks' parents encouraged a creative childhood that included reading books and cultivating interest in music. Now a concert pianist and UCLA professor of piano, Faliks will ...
His research stems from his work at a design bureau in an instruments factory where he designed a wide range of measurement instruments to measure various electrical quantities, which were mass produced in the former Soviet Union. It was during this work where he gained a deep understanding of.
From satellites and Spies, the Soviet Union compiled eerily detailed maps of its Western adversaries. By Simon Ings. This is a journey through an exotic world conjured into being by the Military Topographic Directorate of the General Staff of the Soviet army. Tasked by Stalin during the Second World War ...
On April 9, 1990, American newspapers reported on an unusual deal. Pepsi had come to a three billion dollar agreement with the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had long traded Stolichnaya vodka in return for Pepsi concentrate. But this time, Pepsi got 10 Soviet ships. This wasn't the first time that Pepsi ...
Twenty-five years ago last Christmas, the Soviet Union dissolved. The country had consisted of 15 republics, which became separate nation-states in 1991. The last Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, wanted a transition to something like a Scandinavian social democracy. But President Boris Yeltsin of ...
... British authors and map enthusiasts John Davies and Alexander Kent have found a way to break open these mysteries with a beautiful and brief cartographic volume. Their book, The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World (University of Chicago Press, 2017), focuses on how these maps (more…).
Moscow, January 7. /TASS/. The idea of recognizing the entire period when Ukraine was part of the former Soviet Union as a period of occupation is absurd as it reveals complete ignorance as far as the knowledge of history is concerned, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Sunday. "People of the older ...
"We were not allowed to pray or wear the hijab (headscarf) in Azerbaijan during the USSR," she tells Al Jazeera, using the acronym for the Union of Soviet socialist Republics, or the Soviet Union. "Only Atheism was propagated throughout the Soviet Union, including Azerbaijan," she adds. Though its roots ...

Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the US was not in a position to do any big activity against Pakistan and Islamabad should not take Trump's threats seriously. He was speaking at a reception hosted in his by the Pakistan Rabita Council, London. A large number of city elite ...
Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin undertook the formidable task of uniting a restless and disorganized Russia. Throughout the early 1990s, the national narrative behind USSR's regime remained unclear--causing national pride to deteriorate in the confusion. In the following excerpt from ...
'The Soviet Union fell, the American empire will fall too' - Ron Paul to RT ... While Donald Trump touts his success in securing financial stability, America's reckless debt and military spending will eventually cause the system to crash and burn like the final days of the Soviet Union, Ron Paul has warned.
Libertarian Republican leader Ron Paul said that the American system under President Donald Trump is "coming apart" and that the booming economy this year is "a bit of an illusion." "We're on the verge of something like what happened in '89 when the Soviet system just collapsed," the former Texas ...
A European plan to write off billions of dollars of Soviet debt in return for nuclear disarmament has been revealed by government files. Documents exchanged weeks before the dissolution of the Communist bloc in December 1991 show detailed plans for a "debt-nuclear swap" to stop the arsenal falling into ...
When you look at your family's old photographs, what do you see? What memories, thoughts and associations are stirred, and what remains hidden from your eyes? For about 10 years, we have traveled in Russia to see and talk about Soviet-era family photos and the memories they evoke. Many Russians ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hold a recording of George Marshall on a vinyl record they received as a gift for participating in a conference titled '70 Years of Marshall Plan' in Berlin on 21 June 2017. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images.
Of course no one thinks that the Soviet Union will wish to abandon its now traditional aim of building up home production of many things which might be obtained elsewhere, nor the priority which it accords heavy industry over the consumer. But if the Russians are now impressed with the advantages of ...
By U.S. estimates, tens of thousands of them were left jobless after the Soviet Union fell apart. "And there were huge temptations for scientists to take some of their knowledge and potentially sell it elsewhere," says former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Carlos Pascual, who headed the Russia desk at the ...
The Russian Federation was incapable of preventing the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, the bombing of Serbia, the invasion of Iraq, the bombing of Libya and the fermenting of the conflict in Syria. It is a moot point but had the Soviet Union not been dissolved, then I believe that the aforementioned events ...
Kiev, January 7. /TASS/. Ukraine's authorities should recognize the country's years as part of the Soviet Union (1922-1991) as "occupation," head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (UINR) Vladimir Viatrovych said. "Next year we will have a number of important events linked to the ...
DIK Fagazine gradually evolved from a publication addressing current events in Poland to a platform exploring queer archives from former Soviet Union countries. Radziszewski wanted to prove that queer culture already existed in the region during the socialist era. But Radziszewski's goal was anything ...
The respondents cited a number of different reasons for waxing nostalgic about the past, though 54 percent agreed that the lack of a unified economic system was their greatest reason for missing the Soviet Union. But that was far from the only answer, with others citing their longing to once again belong to ...
A European plan to write off billions of dollars of Soviet debt in return for nuclear disarmament has been revealed by government files. Documents exchanged weeks before the dissolution of the Communist bloc in December 1991 show detailed plans for a "debt-nuclear swap" to stop the arsenal falling into ...
Libertarian Republican leader Ron Paul said that the American system under President Donald Trump is "coming apart" and that the booming economy this year is "a bit of an illusion." "We're on the verge of something like what happened in '89 when the Soviet system just collapsed," the former Texas ...
When you look at your family's old photographs, what do you see? What memories, thoughts and associations are stirred, and what remains hidden from your eyes? For about 10 years, we have traveled in Russia to see and talk about Soviet-era family photos and the memories they evoke. Many Russians ...
The respondents cited a number of different reasons for waxing nostalgic about the past, though 54 percent agreed that the lack of a unified economic system was their greatest reason for missing the Soviet Union. But that was far from the only answer, with others citing their longing to once again belong to ...
A hundred years ago, communism triumphed in Russia and the Soviet Union soon came into being - and it is already over a quarter of a century since its collapse. Which of its leaders was responsible? Lenin, for laying faulty foundations? Stalin, for his excesses - while making it a super power?
The number of Russians who regret the collapse of the Soviet Union is the highest in nearly a decade, according to an independent Levada Center poll published Monday. In polls taken since 1992, an average two-thirds of respondents said they lamented the collapse of the USSR, peaking at 75 percent in ...
The Petrograd crime Wave That Helped Create the Soviet Union. A post-tsar spate of murders enabled the rise of the Bolsheviks. Today, it underscores the failures of the Russian Revolution. By Jerrod A. Laber • December 18, 2017 ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hold a recording of George Marshall on a vinyl record they received as a gift for participating in a conference titled '70 Years of Marshall Plan' in Berlin on 21 June 2017. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images.
Valentina Tereshkova's famous flight to space in 1963 became a striking symbol of the Soviet Union's commitment to gender equality, heralding that Soviet ... The Soviet Union was ahead of other countries at the time on many key measures of gender equality, such as female labour force participation and ...
Before 1991, hardly anyone would have predicted the demise of the Soviet Union; today almost no one ventures to predict the end of Putinism. The widespread assumption among western officials and experts - and in Russia itself - is that Putin can hang on for a long time yet. He has fanned the flames of ...
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 amid revolutions throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The Soviet Communist party tried one last power grab by launching a failed coup against Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. However, the coup failed thanks to forces led by Russian president ...
The Soviet Union does not enjoy a reputation as a consumers' paradise, and its product designs were seen as functional and utilitarian rather than must-have objects of desire. But a new show in Moscow is highlighting Soviet creativity, quality and style in a number of areas. "Also they had their specific ...
Of course no one thinks that the Soviet Union will wish to abandon its now traditional aim of building up home production of many things which might be obtained elsewhere, nor the priority which it accords heavy industry over the consumer. But if the Russians are now impressed with the advantages of ...
This November marked 100 years since the October Revolution and the beginning of the Soviet Union's disastrous 69-year experiment with communism. While the horrors of Nazism are well-known, half of British 16- to 24-year-olds have never heard of Lenin, let alone the Holodomor terror-famine.
Like the Soviet Union, Mr. Putin invested in the Olympics as a means to burnish Russia's international reputation and his own political fortunes. His public approval rating had been in steady decline before the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Russian Athletes excelled in those games, winning 33 ...
The world has its fair share of out-there conspiracy theories, but in the waning days of the Soviet Union, its citizens were introduced to one of the more ridiculous theories ever proposed: that, before he died, Vladimir I. Lenin had literally turned into a mushroom. It was the middle of 1991, mere months before ...
The battlelines were drawn when the Soviet Union created an Iron Curtain stretching across most of Central and Eastern Europe, while the United States led an alliance system throughout the western half of the continent. For the next four and a half decades, military officers in the United States and the ...
"Soviet Union was a country made of many small republics and you were exposed to many other people," Rakhimov said. "I remember when I was a kid, even though we lived in the territory of Uzbekistan, we spoke Uzbek, Russian, Tajik, and then since my father was an English teacher, we spoke a little bit ...
the Pentagon estimated that a total of 204 bombs would be required to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map". The targets for a nuclear attack consisted of sixty-six major cities. One single atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima resulted in the immediate death of 100,000 people in the first seven seconds.
On March 21 and March 28, 1969, some 500,000 Czechoslovakian citizens poured into the streets to celebrate -- and thumb their noses at occupying troops from the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and Hungary, which had been stationed across the country since the previous August, when Warsaw ...


 

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