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  • Tucker Carlson on X: Why I'm Interviewing Vladimir Putin

    02/06/2024 8:24:07 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    X (Formerly Twitter) ^ | February 6, 2024 12:44 PM | Tucker Carlson
    Click on the link to hear Tucker Carlson explain on X "Why I'm Interviewing Vladimir Putin." The video is about 4-1/2 minutes.
  • Inside the secret Soviet bunker built to withstand a 20-kilotonne nuclear blast: Abandoned Cold War air base that hid fleet of fighter jets will open to public

    10/21/2023 3:40:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/23 | Tom Cotterill
    A sprawling Soviet Cold War bunker built to withstand a 20-kilotonne nuclear blast but abandoned for decades is to be transformed into Europe's newest tourist attraction. Carved into the side of a mountain on the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Zeljava Underground Airbase was once one of the continent's largest military complexes. But for decades it sat idle, after being abandoned in the Serbo-Croatian War in 1992, with only the occasional intrepid adventurer ever daring to venture into its crumbling cavernous core. Now, plans are afoot to open the huge complex, which is nestled just a stone's throw from southern...
  • Stalin's Super Soldier Experiments - Forgotten History

    08/22/2023 2:28:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    In 1926, according to Moscow newspapers, Stalin told Russian Scientist, Ilya Ivanov: "I want a new invincible human being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality of food they eat." Ilya Ivanov was ordered to turn his skills from horse and animal artificial insemination work to the quest for a super-warrior.
  • Ukraine replaces Soviet hammer and sickle with trident on towering Kyiv monument

    08/07/2023 4:05:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 7, 2023 | Staff Report
    The towering Mother Ukraine statue in Kyiv — one of the nation’s most recognizable landmarks — lost its hammer-and-sickle symbol on Sunday as officials replaced the Soviet-era emblem with the country’s trident coat of arms. The move is part of a wider shift to reclaim Ukraine’s cultural identity from the Communist past amid Russia’s ongoing invasion. Erected in 1981 as part of a larger complex housing the national World War II museum, the 200-foot (61-meter) Mother Ukraine monument stands on the right bank of the Dnieper River in Kyiv, facing eastward toward Moscow. Created in the image of a fearless...
  • British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has a message for Republicans who want to turn their backs on Ukraine: America is at its strongest when it embraces the world

    07/19/2023 11:34:40 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2023 | Rob Crilly
    British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Wednesday said that it was in America's best interests to keep backing Ukraine in its war with Russia, and that the U.S. was at its strongest when it when it engaged with the rest of the world. The U.K. has been at the forefront of efforts to shore up Ukraine's armed forces, training soldiers and sending arms, as it fends off the Russian invasion. But officials have privately expressed concern that a growing strand of isolationism among Republicans who back Donald Trump's America First stance could choke off aid from Washington, which has so...
  • It Is Completely Reasonable To Wonder If J. Robert Oppenheimer Was A Soviet Spy

    07/19/2023 10:32:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/19/2023 | David Harsanyi
    The famous physicist managed a Manhattan Project teeming with Soviet spies.J. Robert Oppenheimer, “the father of the atomic bomb,” has long been a darling of the left, and not because he oversaw the creation of the most devastating weapon ever used. No, for them Oppenheimer is the tortured conscience of the Cold War and the martyred saint of McCarthyism. Kai Bird, co-author of the excellent biography on which Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” is based, has penned a column in The New York Times lamenting the tragic life of the physicist, who lost security clearance in 1953. Oppenheimer was, writes Bird,...
  • Giant flags of the the USSR and the Russian Federation were raised in St. Petersburg today.

    06/17/2023 10:17:50 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 118 replies
    Amir ^ | Amir
    Giant flags of the the USSR and the Russian Federation were raised in St. Petersburg today.
  • China disowns ambassador's remarks questioning Ukrainian independence

    04/24/2023 7:47:12 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | Robert Greenall
    BBC News China has distanced itself from the remarks of one of its envoys who questioned the sovereignty of Ukraine and other former Soviet countries. Paris ambassador Lu Shaye's comments last week caused widespread outrage, leading on calls to Beijing to clarify. On Monday, China's foreign ministry said it respected the independence of all post-Soviet republics.
  • Ukrainian ambassador to France, Estonia FM outraged by Chinese ambassador's comment on former Soviet countries

    04/23/2023 3:17:29 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/22/2023 | Staff writer
    Ukraine's ambassador to France, Vadym Omelchenko, called out the Chinese ambassador to France Lu Shaye's statement denying sovereignty to post-Soviet countries, including Ukraine. Omelchenko wrote on Twitter on April 22 that there were "obvious problems with geography" and that Shaye's statement contradicted China's official position "on efforts to restore peace in Ukraine on the basis of international law and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter."
  • Nancy Pelosi Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About 'Proving Innocence' at Trial

    03/31/2023 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/2023 | Nancy Pavlich
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reveled in the indictment of President Donald Trump Thursday night and revealed a lot about the Democratic Party's thinking towards persecution from the government. In a tweet about the indictment, which was filed in unprecedented fashion by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Pelosi declared trial is a place for an individual to "prove their innocence." The Tweet: The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which...
  • "In The First Circle" series based on Solzhenitzen's writings-a compelling look at the soviet system

    02/21/2023 6:39:43 PM PST · by ValleyofHope · 22 replies
    In Russian language English subtitles
  • ‘Orwellian nightmares’: Professor trained in Soviet Union says U.S. universities becoming totalitarian

    12/01/2022 4:22:29 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/01/2022 | Maggie Kelly
    Chemist describes ‘an atmosphere of ideological control, omnipresence of ideology’Contemporary American university life resembles education under the USSR, a Soviet émigrée professor wrote in a November 28 essay for Heterodox STEM.Anna Krylov, a chemist at the University of Southern California, left the Soviet Union in 1991, not long after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.“I thought I would never again experience an atmosphere of ideological control, omnipresence of ideology, policing of speech and thought, suppression of dissent, compelled speech, fear, and self-censorship,” she wrote.However, her life as a chemistry professor in a contemporary American university has reminded her repeatedly of...
  • Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary

    11/26/2022 12:18:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/26/2022 | Jared Gans
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the man-made famine that caused millions of deaths in the 1930s under Soviet rule in an address remembering the historic event Saturday. Zelensky said at the country’s International Summit on Food Security that in both conflicts Russian forces created a “food crisis.” Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February hampered Ukraine’s ability to supply wheat, barley and other cereals to countries in Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. The difficulties sent prices soaring and pushed millions more people around the world toward starvation.
  • Canadian Doctor Says College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Suggests Unvaccinated Patients are Mentally Ill and Should be Put on Psychiatric Medication

    11/19/2022 12:54:39 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/2022 | Joe Hoft
    Doctors in Ontario are reportedly being advised to consider using psychiatric medicines on patients who refuse the vaccine.During an interview at ‘Let Freedom Reign Tour,’ Physician and Cancer Researcher Dr. William Makis claimed that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario sent out a note to doctors implying that their unvaccinated patients may be suffering from a mental illness and should be prescribed psychiatric medicine.“So this has come out recently out of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The college sent out a letter or a memo to all the doctors in Ontario suggesting to them now,...
  • Russia says seized Ukrainian lands are under its nuclear protection

    10/18/2022 3:48:59 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 70 replies ^ | 10/18/2022 | Reuters
    Russia said on Tuesday that four Ukrainian regions whose annexation it proclaimed last month are under the protection of its nuclear arsenal. The statement from the Kremlin came at a moment of acute tension, with both NATO and Russia expected to hold military exercises shortly to test the readiness of their nuclear weapons forces. Asked by reporters if the regions were under Moscow's nuclear umbrella, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "All these territories are inalienable parts of the Russian Federation and they are all protected. Their security is provided for at the same level as [it is for] the rest...
  • Putin's Speech 9/30/22For Those Interested in Primary Sources

    09/30/2022 3:46:04 PM PDT · by TonyinLA · 39 replies
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  • How sexual revolution exploded (and imploded) across 1920s Russia

    07/05/2022 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    Russia Beyond ^ | 05/14/2018 | GEORGY MANAEV, DANIEL CHALYAN
    Travesti parties, Vladimir Lenin advocating sexual freedom, nudist anarchists aboard trams, a nude beach near the cathedral of Christ the Savior… such was Russian life at the beginning of the Soviet state. What could possibly go wrong?“Stark naked people wearing armbands reading “Down With Shame!” have recently appeared in Moscow. A group was seen boarding a tram. The tram stopped, the public was outraged,” Mikhail Bulgakov, the famous Russian writer, wrote in his diary in 1924. Just 15 years prior to that, women could not think of going out in a knee-long dress. But did these changes happen overnight?Pre-revolutionary Russian...
  • ABC’s Hostin: I Think Trump Should Be ‘Criminally Prosecuted

    06/06/2022 11:51:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2022 | Pam Key
    ABC’s legal analyst Sunny Hostin said Monday on ABC’s “The View” that she believes former President Donald Trump should be “criminally prosecuted.” Discussing the upcoming public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating January 6, 2021, co-host Sara Haines said, “So I think that we need to watch it. I hope it is amazing TV because I think the visual will be powerful. I, like everyone else, the slow leak of articles and subpoenas, I’ve become numb to the coverage of it. This is where it comes to a head, and we see the transparency of everything that’s been done....
  • Georgetown University 'Experts' Err on Basic Facts, Whitewash Islamism (Again)

    05/26/2022 12:40:01 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | May 24, 2022 | Andrew E. Harrod
    Campus Watch Research Originally published under the title "Georgetown University Whitewashes Islamism and Smears the West (again)." [Caption] Erdoan Shipoli (l) and John Esposito (r) of Georgetown Univ. use their positions to whitewash Islamism and attack Western civilization. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was former President George W. Bush's "teacher at Yale," stated Erdoan A. Shipoli at an April 27 Georgetown University webinar. While Rice was indeed a child prodigy on the piano, her intellectual prowess was not quite so grand as to land her an Ivy League teaching position as an adolescent. Born in 1954, she was only...
  • Local Russian activists call for demolition of Polish Katyn memorial

    04/15/2022 1:48:26 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 56 replies
    The First News ^ | 4/15/2022 | ERJ
    Activists from the western Russian city of Smolensk have petitioned the country's parliament, the Duma, to demolish a symbolic memorial site to the Katyn massacre and a cemetery for its victims, Russian daily Kommersant has reported. Images posted online showed heavy machinery, bearing the pro-war 'Z' and 'V' symbols, approaching the Katyn monument in an apparent bid to destroy it. The memorial site and monument commemorate the Katyn Forest Massacre in western Russia, a series of mass executions of Polish POWs, mainly military officers and policemen, carried out by the Soviet NKVD security agency in April and May 1940. The...