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21. Trotsky on Trotskyites

How can you be accused of wanting to restore the bourgeoisie when all you've said is that the current policy isn't anti-bourgeoisie enough? Leon Trotsky responds to the nonsense dominating Soviet courtrooms in the 1930's.
 

Tags: trotsky, kamenev, zinovyev, stalin, show trials, soviet union, russia
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
22. The Winter War: More than a Prelude

The Soviet war with Finland in 1939-1940 tends to get overshadowed by its notable neighbor, World War II. But in fact, the Winter War was a disaster all its own.

Tags: winter war, soviet union, finland
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
23. The Mystery of the Kirov Assassination

The assassination of Sergei Kirov on December 1, 1934, set off one of the bloodiest periods in Russian history. Was it a conspiracy involving the highest ranks of leadership? Or was it all planned and carried out by one "lone gunman"? We may never know.

Tags: stalin, kirov, soviet union, ussr
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
24. 1980 Olympics: Songs and Cartoons

With the Winter Olympics set to kick off in Sochi tomorrow, we take a look back at the rich cultural legacy of the last Games Russia hosted.

Tags: russia, soviet union, 1980, olympics, music, cartoons
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
25. The Many Homelands of Sergei Parajanov

Start with an Armenian base, drop in some Tbilisi, some Moscow, some Kiev, stir in amazing cinematography and strong political convictions, season with a Siberian labor camp – and voila! You're getting close to the legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.

Tags: film, ussr, soviet union, sergei parajanov, traditions, cinema, dissidence
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
26. U.S.-Soviet Grain Trade: 5 Stages of Grief

As the United States struggled with the trauma of seeing a fellow state succumb to Communism, a pattern of familiar stages started to emerge in - of all places - its agricultural exports.

Tags: united states, soviet union, trade, imports, international relations
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
27. Boris Grebenshikov, a Founding Father of Soviet Rock

When the music you sing is banned, when the entire genre is identified with the enemy, how do you find the courage to keep singing? Just ask Boris Grebenshikov!

Tags: boris grebenshikov, music, russian music, russia, russian, ussr, soviet union, rock music
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
28. 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
29. The Dangers of Cold War Air Travel

Remember the days when a superpower could shoot down a plane full of civilians just for wandering into its airspace? We called those days the Cold War – and the plane was KAL Flight 007, shot down by a Soviet fighter pilot on September 1st, 1983.

Tags: 1983, soviet union, cold war, espionage
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
30. Patriotism: A USSR Story

Being patriotic in the Soviet Union was a duty, a challenge, and a potential pitfall, all rolled into one. The story of one Soviet singer, Joseph Kobzon, shows how one cultural idol walked that dangerous line.

Tags: russia, russian music, patriotism, ussr, soviet union, kobzon, politics, music, culture, lenin, brezhnev
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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