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Project 651/Juliett SSG

The Project 651/Juliett SSG was an attractive submarine and, being diesel-electric, it demonstrated the scope of the Soviet commitment to the anti-carrier role. An auxiliary nuclear power source was evaluated for these submarines, but appears not to have been pursued. 784 more words


Parade of the Planets

Director: Vadim Abdrashitov. Writer: Aleksandr Mindadze. Starring: Oleg Borisov, Sergey Shakurov, Sergey Nikonenko, Liliya Gritsenko, Aleksandr Pashutin, Pyotr Zaychenko. USSR, 1984. IMDb: 7.2. 747 more words


Project 611—NATO Zulu

A Project 611/Zulu IV showing the clean lines of this submarine. Production of this class as a torpedo-attack submarine was truncated, with the design providing the basis for the world’s first ballistic missile submarines. 885 more words


Battleground Berlin

When Nazi Germany fell at the end of World War II, its capital Berlin quickly became a point of contention between the Soviets and the Western Allies of the United States, Britain, and France. 1,540 more words


Lost in Memento Park

Since the decommunisation laws in Ukraine, more than 1000 statues of Lenin have been removed. Where have they all gone? – More on that later. In Hungary, some of these statues have been used to create Memento Park, an open-air museum featuring statues of Lenin, Marx, Engels and Hungarian Communist leaders. 308 more words