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1. Hogweed instead of Birches

The Caucasus had a fast-growing plant that the Soviets wanted to plant up north to use for animal feed. What could possibly go wrong?

Tags: reforms, soviet, agriculture, farming
2. The Pull of Stalin's Riviera

On the foundation of Intourist and some of the beautiful posters they used to entice tourist to Soviet Russia.

Tags: stalin, soviet, travel, intourist
3. Fact-Checking the Caucasus

How true-to-life is a favorite Soviet movie, and what does it tell us about the Caucasus?

Tags: bear, traditions, animals, food, soviet, film, Caucasus
4. The Final Frontier of Communism

Take a rocket launch into the dizzying expanses of Soviet space propaganda.

Tags: soviet union, soviet, propaganda, space women, space race, space, cosmonaut, tereshkova, gagarin
5. ALIK

Before he became the assassin of the 20th century, Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union, where he was called Alik and married Marina, a young Russian woman searching for love. A new play brings to life this period in history.

Tags: cia, kgb, soviet, oswald
6. Khrushchev and Me

In the winter of 1968, ousted Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was brooding in his government dacha outside Moscow, readying to send his memoirs abroad. Then the British military attache and his son stopped by for a visit.

Tags: soviet, khrushchev
7. Aurora's Sunset

Soviet revolutionary mythology had it that the Aurora’s shot, signaling the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution, was heard round the world. We check in to find out the latest on the cruiser, and to examine some of its own myths.

Tags: navy, aurora, revolution, leningrad, soviet
8. Chernobyl: The State Secret

30 years ago today, the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant had a meltdown: "Flames, sparks, and chunks of burning material went flying... These were red-hot pieces of nuclear fuel and graphite..."

Tags: Chernobyl, nuclear, accident, Belarus, soviet
By Marina Latysheva
9. Venedikt Erofeev's Art of Alcoholism

Vodka gets its fair share of PR as far as Russia is concerned. But is it always for the right reasons? October 24 marks the birth of Venedikt Erofeev, at least as well known for his drinking and vagrancy as for his writing.

Tags: vodka, Erofeev, Soviet
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Why Stalin Called Andrei Platonov "Scum" – with 8 Quirky Quotes

Andrei Platonov spawned many an incongruous image and incomprehensible sentence. Compared by some scholars to James Joyce, he was critiqued by Stalin himself, yet he avoided prosecution. We dig into his challenging literary style.

Tags: literature, soviet, stalin
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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