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Apollo's Girl

FILM

Strange (but Interesting!) Lands:
International Sci-Fi

Days of Eclipse

Watching the opening/credit sequence of a film can tell you a lot about what may follow. 1,009 more words

Culture

Mega Soviet statues!!

The shadow of the Soviet Era falls long over Budapest and nowhere shows the actual physical dominance of the USSR better than Memento Park.

This unusual tourist attraction sits several miles out of the city and hosts some of the regime’s epic statues that used to literally loom large over the citizens. 395 more words

Budapest

The Long Plane Ride to Freedom

On August 21st, 1968, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in a highly successful attempt to halt democratic reforms that had been taking place in that country since January of that same year. 761 more words

25 Sic Semper Tyrannis... Patriots Topple Bandera's Tombstone

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It’s only fair… S A Bandera was a man, who in life, was a murderer and criminal who stopped at nothing… does it surprise you that such generated revenge? 66 more words

Russian

The Ukraine Had Every Opportunity to Become Rich

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In the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR was one of the most successful republics. It combined a highly developed industry like the Baltic States with wealth similar to that of Transcaucasia.  513 more words

Russian

Economic Initiative and Bolshevism

“The basic problems of agriculture were not, of course, Khrushchev’s creation. He interfered, reorganized, and campaigned too much, but he had inherited a generation of neglect and impoverishment and a system in which change could come only by order from above, since it treated peasant or even farm-managerial initiative with instinctive suspicion. 30 more words

Economic History