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Gorbachev’s Latest Memoirs Now in English

For those who want to look at late-Soviet leadership and politics, look no further than Mikhail Gorbachev’s own works. As the last Soviet leader, he oversaw the gradual liberalizing of freedoms (such as freedom of speech and freedom of the … Continue reading

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In the News: Nadiya Savchenko Found Guilty

Quite a bit has happened in the last several days. Now that the Conference I attended is over, let’s get started with what we missed. I apologize for all the links here, as I had planned to talk about it … Continue reading

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The “Polish Death Camp” Controversy Today

The Polish people, rightly, think of the Nazi Occupation from 1939 to 1945 as a dark, horrible period of their history. Not only had the local population suffered tremendously, the legacy it left is immediately recognizable: namely, the concentration camps … Continue reading

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In the News: Moscow Gets a Foot of Snow in a Day

The infamous Russian winter┬ástrikes again. Last Tuesday, Moscow received up to 35 centimeters (over 13 inches) of snow in a span of 24 hours. This, according to┬áThe Moscow Times, is over half of a month’s average of snowfall in the … Continue reading

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7.0 Earthquake in Russia’s Eastern Peninsula

At 3:25 PM Saturday, January 30, local time (10:25 PM Friday, January 29 EST), a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Russia’s eastern Kamchatka peninsula. Currently it is unknown the extent of damages or casualties. Breaking from RT: A strong, deep 7.0-magnitude … Continue reading

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The United States and Soviet Union vs… aliens?

In what sounds more like a clash of alternative history and science fiction than reality, an interview several years ago with former Secretary of State George Shultz revealed that President Reagan of the United States and General Secretary Gorbachev of … Continue reading

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Epilepsy in Russia

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Since it is coming to a close, I decided to make a small post about it. It is estimated that today 1 in 26 people in the United States are affected by epilepsy, totaling about … Continue reading

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