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The euphoria of the USSR

In the fashionable cynicism of post-USSR times, it is difficult to recapture the sheer euphoria at the achievement of the USSR itself. In 1922, after long and difficult negotiations, the excitement could hardly be contained. 325 more words

Another World Is Possible

Putin's Class Of 2014

This blog is a repost from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty at http://www.rferl.org/content/putins-class-of-2014/26642406.html

The iPhone-toting hipsters hanging out in their trendy downtown Moscow office are just the high-profile part of the Kremlin’s new youth strategy. 722 more words

Ну и почем у нас будет Родина?

При разработке автомобиля «Победа» планировалось, что название машины будет «Родина». Узнав об этом, Сталин иронически спросил: «Ну и почем у нас будет Родина?» Название автомобиля сразу изменили.

Nizhny Novgorod

Ploshchad Revolyutsii Metro Station

The main feature of this station is its many statues. Be sure to rub the nose of the fronteir guard dog for good luck!

See you tomorrow! 8 more words


Poetin dreigt Europa met ‘Gastoevoer-Boycot’.

( van onze EU-Elite- gangster redactie)

AMSTERDAM-NOIR- Hongerend en in de kou de zomervakantie en de winter in de EU van ‘Führerin Angela Merkel’.
Miljoenen mensen in Europa… 349 more words

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The Astounding Legacy Of Kilment Voroshilov

In the summer, me and my granddad we’re having a chat about history (unsurprising for anyone who knows us) and he told me about this mad bastard, Kilment Voroshilov. 666 more words

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The end of totalitarianism: working in a socialist state

I have been reading what is called the ‘resistance genre’ of histories of the Stalin era – Fitzpatrick, Viola, Edele and others. They tend to follow a social history approach, focusing on everyday life in the 1920s and 1930s. 296 more words

Another World Is Possible