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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - August 20: Czechoslovakian reformers get no love from Moscow... just tanks.

August 20, 1968 – Prague Spring crushed by Soviet-led invasion.

When Czechoslovakia was invaded by its Warsaw Pact allies it signified more than just the end of the nation’s quest for “socialism with a human face.” It also effectively represented the end of socialism as a viable and legitimate alternative to liberal capitalism. 230 more words


Soviet Ghosts: an Empire in decay - in pictures

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the “glory” of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar. 9 more words

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