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There are 11 item(s) tagged with the keyword "soviet era".

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1. Scooters Kick Off in Russia

Russians may have found a new favorite form of wheels.

Tags: city life, soviet era, transport, bikes, st. petersburg, Moscow
2. The May Holidays

In early May, everyone is feeling exhausted after a long, vitamin-deprived winter: schoolchildren are dragging themselves to the June 1 school-year finish line, and their parents are just starting to recover from the cold, dark winter. That’s when the holidays hit.

Tags: soviet era, may, holidays, may day
3. The Shah Bird

An excerpt from the fine new novel Zuleikha, by Guzel Yakhina, about a woman's survival in Siberia exile, inspired by childhood memories of the author's grandmother.

Tags: exile, siberia, camps, soviet era, gulag
4. 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
5. House on the Embankment

If these walls could talk. The history and horror of one of the most epic construction projects of the Soviet era.

Tags: soviet era, architecture, moscow, purges
6. Nikita S. Khrushchev

On February 24, 1956, Khrushchev delivered his now infamous secret speech. It would change everything... sort of...

Tags: soviet era, khrushchev
By Linda DeLaine
7. 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
8. Stargorod: A Novel in Many Voices

Stargorod is a mid-sized provincial city that exists only in Russian metaphorical space. It has its roots in Gogol, and Ilf and Petrov, and is a place far from Moscow, but close to Russian hearts. It is a place of mystery and normality, of provincial innocence and Black Earth wisdom. Strange, inexplicable things happen in Stargorod. So do good things. And bad things. A lot like life everywhere, one might say. Only with a heavy dose of vodka, longing and mystery.

Tags: fiction, russian history, Aleshkovsky, village life, soviet era, perestroika
9. SALT I Treaty

Notes on the details of and need for the SALT I treaty.

Tags: salt treaty, cold war, soviet era
10. Creation of the Comintern

In 1919, after two failed Socialist Internationals, Lenin decided that there was a need for a new organization to bring solidarity among the working class; the Communist International was born.

Tags: comintern, soviet era, lenin
By Linda DeLaine

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