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1. Awkward Signs, Awkward Videos, and Awkward Communists

KHL-winning former NHL coach goes all in on Russia, Russia's top communist goes all in on religion, and fines for peeing on Russia.

Tags: communism, zyuganov, dovlatov, norway, calvin and hobbes, hockey, avangard omsk, khl
2. Russia Turns Thirty

Thirty years ago this week, Russia became an independent country... again.

Tags: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, soviet union, communism, august coup, Moscow
3. Even Communists Like Rock

A very uncharacteristic tweet about a famous Soviet rockstar has many Russians scratching their heads. Apparently, even communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov can't resist a catchy tune. 

Tags: twitter, perestroika, soviet era, music, rock music, Tsoy, communists, communism
4. New York, Back on the Map

After sixty years of going by another name, New York, Ukraine, is back in action.

Tags: Ukraine, new york, communism, history, cities
5. War Communism Sputters

War Communism was on the ropes in the fall of 1920. What's a dictator to do?

Tags: NEP, communism, Lenin
6. The Saratov Duma (Almost) Gets a Lenin Makeover

A group of communist politicians attempt to celebrate Lenin's 150th with music and posters.

Tags: birthday, communists, communism, lenin, Saratov
7. The American housewives who sought freedom in Soviet Russia

In the summer of 1922, Ruth Epperson Kennell, a children’s librarian, left New York City for the far reaches of Siberia. She travelled with her husband Frank and 132 other ‘pioneers' who were eager to establishing industrial and agricultural communes to aid the ‘new Russia’.

Tags: soviet era, communism, women
8. Unity Day: Whose Unity?

November 4 is now the Day of People's Unity in Russia. But what unity? What people? A look at the holiday's history brings up more questions and confusion than it does answers – but Russians don't let that spoil their long weekend.

Tags: unity day, holiday, Russia, 1612, communism, liberation
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. Bukharin: Rise and Fall

Nikolai Bukharin, the Moscow revolutionary, was on the rise throughout the early twentieth century – but as we all know, what goes up must come down. Turns out you come down especially fast if you meet Stalin at the top.

Tags: 1917, 1938, bukharin, stalin, russia, soviet union, soviet era, communism, lenin
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
10. Freedom Fries

I will forever associate the fall of the Berlin Wall with french fries. In 1989, my wife and I were living and working in Moscow. Our friend Bob was apartment-sitting in the American embassy complex; and on November 9 he invited us over for dinner...

Tags: communism, 1989, velvet revolutions, soviet union, ussr, gorbachev
By Paul E. Richardson

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