After a brief respite from Kulaks and Holodomor, I have another Kulak piece for you. I know, I know… I am sorry for the repetition, but it is necessary to post this. 3,562 more words
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total authority over society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible ( 1,647 more words
A quick comparison of these three iconic, political figures will turn up some very disturbing similarities. While two of these figures are real people and the other is a representation of a nation, it is what these individual figures stand for and the policies they represent that matter. 537 more words
Long before the aggression of Vladimir Putin, Ukraine stood in the way of a bulldozer originating from Moscow.
Most people know little of the famine that occurred in Ukraine during the 1930s due to World War Two and the atrocities that took place in that war — effectively eliminating from history the time period immediately before, and the fact that after 1941 the Soviet Union was an official ally of the United States and the United Kingdom which led to certain episodes in Soviet history being swept under the rug. 417 more words
Russian Medal celebrating Stalin’s 130th anniversary
If I was an Englishman, I would be a Conservative!
– Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev, angry at being given a rough reception by the Labour party over the Soviet imprisonment of Socialist dissidents. 116 more words