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Cold War Files: The Ghost of Soviet Past

CRAWLING THROUGH THE DECAYED NUCLEAR MISSILE BASES OF THE USSR

Editor’s note: In December 2015, two Army intelligence officers set out on a trip to explore the mysterious remnants of the Soviet Union in the Baltic States. 369 more words

Military History

How to navigate the Comintern archives online: A guide for the non-Russian speaker

In 2015, the Russian government made freely available the scanned papers of the Communist International that had been digitised in the 1990s. Access to this digital archive was limited to a number of universities in Europe, as well as… 578 more words

Archives

World War Two Movies Worth A Damn: Cross of Iron (1977)

Sam Peckinpah is without a doubt, one of my favorite movie directors (and screenwriters) of all time. If you have not seen it already, I highly urge you to watch the 2004 Documentary “Sam Peckinpah’s West: The Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade.” It is a fitting tribute to a true artist.-SF… 480 more words

Military History

Baba Yaga: Part Three

This is the final installment in my short story series. To understand the context of this story, you may want to start with Part One… 1,816 more words

Historical Fiction

Modern Crime: "PutinFellas"

 Putin’s Kleptocracy and the Russian Nationalized Mafia

As deputy mayor of St. Petersburg in the 1990s, Vladimir Putin spent a lot of time with gangsters. 203 more words

Current Events

On This Day in History: The Chernobyl Disaster

On this day, 30 Years Ago, in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident to date occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Kiev in Ukraine. … 469 more words

Military History

Happy 40th Birthday, Magnuson-Stevens Act!

They bracketed an era. Maggie, first elected as an FDR New Deal Democrat, who created the  modern American fishery, and Ted, the Alaska Republican who carved the empire into winners and losers, shaping the fishing industry of the US for the next century. 995 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project