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Corbyn. Neither Philby nor Fool

I am old enough, alas, to have been active and adult when the original Cold War was still on, and I have retained my childhood (but hopefully not – always – childish) interest in intelligence matters. 600 more words


CCCP: History and Meaning of the Red Flag

The national flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics  – the official symbol of the USSR (along with the State Emblem and the State Anthem) was “a symbol of the state sovereignty of the USSR and the inviolable alliance of workers and peasants in the struggle to build a Communist Society”.  309 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

The Russian government cancels the release of the comedy ‘The Death of Stalin’

Update: The Russian Culture Ministry has revoked the film distribution license it granted to “The Death of Stalin,” a film satirizing the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. 214 more words


“Enemies, in other words, could no longer be identified by their openly professed views. A later NKVD boss Laverenty Beria would also frequently quote Stalin, noting that ‘

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'The Death of Stalin' - arguably all the more accurate and honest for not pretending to be either

A few people have asked me to give my take on the film The Death of Stalin, so here are my thoughts, in no great depth or particular order. 543 more words

Soviet History

Spaced out. A Highland Fling & my first Full Rasputin.

Though the bulk of my work in Aberdeen was running projects in Belarus and Zimbabwe and also looking after foreign delegations such as the belching Chinese of Kunming, I ended up in some rather unexpected places too. 1,891 more words

Aberdeen City Council