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There are 8 item(s) tagged with the keyword "military".

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1. A Tale of Two Movies

Winter break is known to be a difficult time for Russia: to cope with all that time off, many flock to the cinema. This holiday season's most popular movie? It's about tanks.

Tags: tanks, wwii, war, military
2. The Spring Dinosaur

Russia's annual spring draft began April 1. This dinosaur gets harder to kill with each passing year.

Tags: draft, military
3. Counterfeit TP and Commuting By Ball

Some folks form an Arctic military base or withdraw from mayoral elections. Others counterfeit toilet paper and roll through traffic in a giant ball. 

Tags: russia, arctic, military, omsk, counterfeit, zorb
By Alice E.M. Underwood
4. Solzhenitsyn, Alf, and raccoons all around

A disturbing attack on a renowned author, and a lighthearted nod to an unlikely TV hero. Plus Russian military expansion, raccoons' domestic expansion, and more unlikely art. 

Tags: Russia, Solzhenitsyn, gulag, Cuba, military, raccoons, art
By Alice E.M. Underwood
5. Baby bears, cats in debt, and other fuzzy victories

Victory Day, marking the 71st anniversary of the end of WWII, was celebrated this Monday. Here are the ups, downs, and nonsequiturs of the occasion.

Tags: Victory Day, military, veterans, putin, parade, bear, cat, duma
By Alice E.M. Underwood
6. Socialist Realism and Potatoes: The Dmitry Furmanov Story

Writer and commissar Dmitry Furmanov died 90 years ago. If you don’t recognize his name, it may be because he’s better known for his character Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev, a Red Army commander who achieved victory via potatoes. 

Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, stalin, chapaev, furmanov, 1923, potatoes, history, military
By Alice E.M. Underwood
7. Peter's Reform

On April 26, 1715, Peter I published his Military Statute, which remained in effect until the mid-nineteenth century.

Tags: military, history, peter the great
8. Reform Begins

Today it is hard to imagine the revolutionary atmosphere that pervaded the Soviet Union in March and April of 1985.

Tags: military, history, peter the great

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