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  • Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro
    Russia absorbs 90 percent of Cuba's debt to the USSR
    Russian president Vladimir Putin strengthened his nation’s ties with Cuba by absorbing 90 percent of its estimated $35 billion debt to the former U.S.S.R. The Russian Federation Council approved the deal on Wednesday, relieving the communist...
  • Kennedy Khrushchev Joint Space and Lunar Missions
    50th Anniversary of Kennedy US-USSR plan to cooperate in space & UFO research
    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s ground breaking policy of space cooperation with the Soviet Union and plans for a joint mission to the moon. Kennedy released National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) 271 on...
  • Entrance to Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum
    REVIEW: Two films of renowned Russian film director Tarkovsky screen Aug 16-17
    On Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, the Northwest Film Center is featuring director Andrei Tarkovsky's deeply introspective "The Mirror" (USSR, 1975) and thehighly revered "Nostalghia" (USSR, 1983)."The...
  • George Blake
    Vladimir Putin praises spy for his great contribution to maintaining peace
    Vladimir Putin on November 11, 2012 sent a message to George Blake, famous Russian spy, living now in Russia. The message reads, in part:“You are a deserved member of that constellation of strong, courageous people and outstanding...
  • Russian born author: ‘I didn't want to write this book; I felt that I had to’
    Russian born author: ‘I didn't want to write this book; I felt that I had to’
    Recently, I met Jake Danishevsky, a Russian-born American Jewish citizen and author on Facebook. It became apparent to me that Mr. Danishevsky isn'tjust an ordinary American citizen, but a Russian-American who was raised in the former Soviet...
  • We ignored history
    We ignored history
    The war in Afghanistan long ago surpassed the Vietnam War as the longest war in US history. It has been a war with many casualties on both sides, and a large amount of civilian casualties. As time wears on the original purposes of going to war in...
  • Syria
    Report describes Russian move into Syria as 'Cold War II'
    In a report today revealing a move by Russia to send arms to Syria and maneuver its navy into Syrian waters, a political research organization founded by former Fox News military analyst and retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army, the events...
  • Someone wake up Mr. Romney and tell him it's 2012, not 1972?
    Will Romney's new mansion have a fallout shelter in case the Soviets attack?
    Would someone get the presumptive nominee a cup of coff...Whoops. Can Mormons have decaf?We ask, because it seems like Mitt Romney and his advisers have been asleep since the 1950s.There is no longer a country called "The Union of Soviet...
  • US Olympic hockey team beats USSR
    US Olympic hockey team beats USSR
    Thirty-two years ago, on February 22, 1980, in one of the most thrilling upsets in Olympic history, the U.S. hockey team defeated the four-time gold-medal-winning Soviet team, 4-3, at the XIII Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.Two days later,...
  • Love, Hate & Propoganda: The Cold War
    Review-Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War
    The medium of television has been a powerful thing ever since the devices very inception. Most couch dwellers in city of Toronto are kicking back and surfing the 200 + channel universe in search of some much needed entertainment, however there are...
  • The Battleship Potemkin
    FYI on USSR art at Northwestern
    This fall, 20th-century art from Russia and the Soviet Union will be on display at the Block Museum and the University Library on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.The free exhibitions covering the Cold War era include Views and Re-Views:...
  • Ringo Starr and his matryoshka dolls
    Oh, you beautiful dolls: Russian Beatle fans' special present for Ringo Starr
    Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band will have a nice surprise waiting for them when they get to Moscow on Monday.Beatles.ru, a community of Russian-speaking fans with more than 20,000 members in Russia and around the world, will give the former...
  • "A Taste of Honey"
    Some days in the Beatles' lives: March 29 -- Back in the USSR
    Beatles and Beatle-related events on March 29:Highlight:March 29, 1986: The first official release of Beatles records in the Soviet Union takes place as the albums "A Hard Day's Night" and "A Taste of Honey" are released....
  • Paul Kengor CPAC
    Historian Paul Kengor on Ronald Reagan and the collapse of the USSR - Part II
    Grove City College political scientist Paul Kengor writes about the history of the twentieth century and, in particular, the Cold War period. One of his recent books examines the effect that Ronald Reagan had on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
  • tetris
    The best video games ever made: Tetris
    Tetris for GameboyTetris is an amazing little game that often winds up on best video game lists. It’s incredibly simple: various blocks, each made of four squares, fall from the sky. Players must line them up to make full lines, which will...