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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

This review is on the building and sculptures around it. For details of my internal visit see my separate review – Visit Chairman Mao Zedong. 589 more words


Skynet 2-25-17 Soviet Space: The Luna and Zond Programs & Constellation Cancer 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!! Feb-25-2017 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Soviet Space: The Luna and Zond Programs” and “Tour of the Constellation Cancer the Crab” 373 more words


Nikita Khrushchev takes charge

It was early on the morning of Saturday 25th February 1956 when Nikita Khrushchev emerged as the dominant leader of the USSR when he delivered what became known as the… 251 more words

Conflict And War

Omon Ra (1998)

I’m fascinated by the concept, albeit pretty much firmly in the realm of fantasy, of lost cosmonauts. The idea that the USSR was so obsessed with besting America in the space race that they would stop at absolutely nothing to do so is interesting and horrifying at the same time. 308 more words

1917: The First Soviets

The Russian word Soviet means council or congress, a unified and organized body of persons, a congregation or polity. The first Soviet appeared in the Revolution of 1905 when urban workers organized. 943 more words


Soviet Artillery - Cold War 1970-89

While the tank became the public and political symbol of an army’s military prowess, overshadowing other battlefield weapons systems, within armies the importance of the artillery arm remained undiminished and, despite the advent of missiles and rockets, the gun remained the weapon of choice in the tactical battle.fn1 Provided targets were within range, guns were capable of producing extremely accurate and very destructive fire at virtually any spot selected by battlefield commanders. 899 more words


Vignettes from a Communist Childhood

Book review: The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya is one of contemporary Russia’s most loved and accoladed author/playwrights, famous for her books of “scary fairytales”( 680 more words

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