Category Archives: Soviet Union

China and the Soviet Union were allies, and then weren’t, on an important issue

The Wilson Center explores an interesting era of world history: when China and the Soviet Union found cooperation in their mutual interest. And then it ended. From the outset, Sino-Soviet nuclear cooperation was marked by political expediency on both sides. … Continue reading

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He often warned people not to use email; oh, yeah, he also met with Trump

The New York Times has the details. While not, he insisted, an expert in the technical aspects of hacking nor, a spy, [he] talked openly about how he had worked with a counterintelligence unit while serving with the Red Army … Continue reading

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If Lenin had been on Facebook

A good spot o’humor here

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Stalin! Stalin! We like you!

The Wilson Center’s Maxim Trudolyubov suggests that it’s not hard to understand why Russians still revere Joseph Stalin, more than 60 years after his death. As he sees it, it simply takes a little imagination. Russians are not mad. It … Continue reading

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You are not alone in missing the Soviet Union

Wait. I didn’t say I was part of that group. But there are people who miss the Soviet Union. The Washington Post has the story. The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, recently gave interviews in which he criticized Western inaction over … Continue reading

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(Cold) WAR. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! (Unless…)

Politico magazine takes a look at what drives the new Cold War between the United States and Russia. Today, as the U.S. grapples with a Russia with resurgent global ambitions, with a Kremlin that hacks our emails, manipulates our news—and, … Continue reading

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How do you recognize a revolution?

The Guardian examines the vexing questions one nation is asking itself about a revolution. As the country enters the centenary of the tumultuous year that ended tsarism and ushered in the 70-year communist experiment, President Vladimir Putinfaces the dilemma of … Continue reading

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