articles tagged: ussr
when academics try to take on military history
# politics

when academics try to take on military history

Inertia applies not only to objects with mass, but to bureaucracy and large institutions that have grown out of control.

happy space exploration day
# space

happy space exploration day

Every year, Russia celebrates the first human flight into space, but not how, or why, you might think...

in free market’s name, amen
# politics

in free market’s name, amen

Self-destructive greed is not good, especially self-destructive greed financed with public money.

holidays, russian style
# oddities

holidays, russian style

How the Soviet Union turned New Year into its biggest holiday.

ghosts of the cold war
# politics

ghosts of the cold war

Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the myth of communism leading to atheism persists.