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  • Nostalgia for Soviet Past Helping Russians to Overcome Trauma of Loss

    08/13/2019 11:37:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Soviet nostalgia in Russia has now become a major focus of scholarly research with researchers in many disciplines making contributions to its description and meaning. This research began in the West, but has engulfed many in the Russian Federation and the other post-Soviet states. “Societies which experience historical traumas, need anesthesia and psychotherapy,” sociologist Roman Abramov days. Millions of people not surprisingly respond to turning to a past real and often imagined to provide them with reassurance. That often takes the form of nostalgia for “the good old times,” which in the Russian case for many, but far from all,...
  • "Freedom is Not Free" - Korean War, Cold War, & rising threat of Socialism/Communism

    08/02/2019 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 27, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memoria l in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, killing thousands. Outnumbered South Korean and American troops, as part of a U.N. police action, fought courageously against the Communist Chinese and North Korean troops, who were supplied with arms and MIG fighters from the Soviet Union. Five-star General Douglas MacArthur was Supreme U.N. Commander, leading the United Nations Command from 1950 to 1951. MacArthur made a daring landing of troops at Inchon, deep behind North Korean lines, and recaptured the...
  • Somalia: a history of events from 1950 to the present

    07/18/2019 11:40:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2012
    The story begins in 1950, when Italian Somaliland (southern Somalia) became a UN trust territory under Italian administration. Renamed Somalia six years later, the country was granted internal autonomy and subsequently held its first elections, won by the Somali Youth League. In July 1960, both British and Italian Somaliland were granted independence, uniting to form the independent Republic of Somalia. Aden Abdullah Osman Daar became the first president, but the new country's borders were not clearly defined, and there were border skirmishes and hostilities with Kenya and Ethiopia throughout the 1960s. Somalian prime minister Abdurashid Ali Shermarke with the Somalian...
  • How the West backed radical Islam and unleashed global terror

    07/18/2019 12:26:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Business Today india ^ | 15 July 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan
    From the extremist Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia to the Egyptian cult of the Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian terrorist groups allied with ISIS, the West has backed fundamentalist forces at the expense of nationalist Muslims.Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has for the first time openly said what has been the West's worst kept secret. According to him, the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism - the main source of the fundamentalist ideology of terrorist groups like ISIS began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter Russia during the Cold War. Speaking to the US media, bin Salman said...
  • Nixon Fan Detained in Russia for Installing Plaque to U.S. President

    07/15/2019 10:17:40 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jul 2019
    A senior citizen has been detained in Russia for attempting to install a plaque commemorating Richard Nixon’s visit to a small mining town dating back 70 years. Vice President Richard Nixon traveled to Degtyarsk in 1959 as part of his visit to the Soviet Union, which culminated in his so-called “Kitchen Debate” with Nikita Khrushchev. Local lore claims that Nixon had spent his teens in the small town, where his parents had allegedly worked, in the mid-to-late 1920s. Pyotr Kikilyk, 75, wanted to commemorate Nixon’s 1959 visit to Degtyarsk with a granite plaque over the weekend at the building of...
  • Workers Wanted to Watch Russia. Must Tolerate Isolation, Cold, Walruses

    07/14/2019 7:28:23 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 July 2019 | Michael M. Phillips
    TIN CITY, Alaska—The radar station’s new panic room will work like this: An employee being chased by a polar bear dashes through an unlocked exterior door that opens into a large cage. While the bear tries to figure out the first door, the worker opens a second door with a keypad code and escapes the cage into the building. Even if the bear breaks through the first door, it won’t have the passcode. “To a polar bear, if you move, you’re pretty much food,” One would-be employee landed at Cape Romanzof radar station, glanced at the desolate landscape and refused...
  • Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal

    07/10/2019 1:19:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/19 | David Brennan
    Radiation levels in the water around a sunken Soviet-era nuclear submarine are some 100,000 times higher than normal, scientists have warned, raising fears that the K-278 Komsomolets may still pose a threat 30 years after it sunk. Norwegian scientists have been analyzing the area around the submarine, which came to rest on the floor of the Norwegian Sea after sinking on April 7, 1989. The accident—caused by a fire in the engine room—resulted in the deaths of 42 of the Komsomolets' 69 crew. Most were killed by radiation exposure while waiting for the Soviet navy to rescue them. The 400...
  • Is America ready for a cold war with China?

    06/17/2019 8:03:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    Walter Russell Mead is on to something when he writes Americans aren't ready for Cold War II with China.  His basic reasoning is this. As the relaxed posture the U.S. has taken towards China in the past is changed into prolonged competition, there are many imponderables which people might not be ready for. How will the competition affect Americans in their daily lives -- through economic protectionism, surveillance or military mobilization? How will it change the technology and higher-education sectors? What impact will cyber technology and other forms of asymmetric warfare have on the balance of power? Will the deep economic...
  • Russia Should Have Made HBO's Chernobyl

    06/05/2019 1:31:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | May 31, 2019 | L. Bershidsky
    “Chernobyl,” the HBO mini-series that ends Monday in the U.S., isn’t easy to watch as someone who lived in the Soviet Union in 1986 and who has since visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone. But, like many of my compatriots, I’m watching it — and thinking it should have been made in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus, not by an American entertainment channel. There are two reasons for this. One is authenticity — despite a valiant attempt at it, the series falls short. But the other, more important reason is that this kind of harsh sermon on the importance of listening to...
  • Putin's Media Struggles to Deal With HBO's Chernobyl

    06/04/2019 3:46:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | June 3, 2019 | Ilya Shepelin
    It seems every major Russian media outlet had to chime in about the “Chernobyl” TV series by HBO. Although the foreign program airs only online to paying viewers, the show has become something of a national sensation in Russia where the pro-Kremlin media have launched a mini-crusade against it. Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP), Russia’s most popular newspaper, raised suspicions that competitors of state-atomic center Rosatom were using the series to tarnish this country’s image as a nuclear power. Argumenty i Fakty...dismissed the show as “a caricature and not the truth.” “The only things missing are the bears and accordions!” quipped Stanislav...
  • US Satellite Abandoned in 1967 JUST Started Transmitting Again

    05/27/2019 7:13:08 PM PDT · by MikelTackNailer · 56 replies
    HisTech ^ | 2016 | John Smith
    Surprise” might be an understatement to describe amateur astronomer Phil Williams’ reaction upon being told that the ghostly radio signal he had detected was, in fact, coming from a satellite that had failed and disappeared decades ago. Williams told Southgate Amateur Radio News that the signal he detected from his base in Cornwall seemed to cycle every four seconds, diminishing and returning to create an eerie repetitive sound. It would later be determined that the fluctuation was the result of the long-lost satellite barreling end over end through the void of space, causing variations in the light reaching the solar...
  • Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War.

    04/20/2019 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | CFR President Richard N. Haass
    This meeting is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall... Kissinger (now 94) reflects on the events, personalities, and thinking that characterized the United States and Soviet Union's leadership.
  • President Reagain's Interview w/Reader's Digest June 10, 1985

    04/07/2019 6:39:05 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2018 | Reagan Library
    Reagan Library: President Reagan's Interview with Reader's Digest in the Oval Office on June 10, 1985 Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Television Office. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent) Series: Video Recordings, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Production Date: 6/10/1985
  • Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

    04/02/2019 4:26:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | April 2, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia to secure borders deep in Eastern Europe, when our own southern border is bleeding profusely. And no one needs to hear this message more than Stoltenberg. In Tblisi, Georgia, on March 25, Stoltenberg declared to the world: "The 29 allies have clearly stated that Georgia will become a member of NATO." As for Moscow's objection to Georgia joining...
  • Timeline: Events in Ukraine's political history since 1991

    03/30/2019 10:58:59 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2019 | Polina Ivanova
    KIEV - A comedian with no political experience is tipped to win the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday amid discontent over corruption and five years of war against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. Here is a timeline of the main events in Ukraine’s political history since the country’s independence in 1991. ** 1991: Leonid Kravchuk, leader of the Soviet republic of Ukraine, declares Kiev’s independence from Moscow. In a referendum and presidential election Ukrainians approve independence by 92 percent and elect Kravchuk president. ** 1994: Kravchuk loses presidential election to Leonid Kuchma in elections...
  • Hungarian Film Director on the Importance of Remembering Victims of Communism

    03/08/2019 1:36:30 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2019.02.25. | Fanni Kaszás
    On the Memorial Day for the Victims of Communism, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview producer Tamás Lajos about his film Eternal Winter, which commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Hungarians deported to the Gulag and Gupvi forced-labor camps. Since its debut a year ago, the film has won several prestigious awards at various international film festivals. Q: Could this be an interesting topic for foreigners as well? Do you think viewing the movie would get them interested in this part of Hungary’s history? A: I think this topic is also a novelty abroad. I feel like, in the...
  • Stalin Kicked the Bucket (March 5, 1953)

    03/05/2019 7:59:08 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1953 | Ray Anderson
    Stalin Kicked The Bucket: Ray Anderson [1953] Old Joe kicked the bucket, he's long gone. He won't worry us from now on. He lived in a place they call Moscow. His number came up and he had to go Yes, old Joe's dead and gone. He stayed around too long. And nobody now can save his hide, 'Cause old Joe lay right down and died. Old Joe won't worry us no more. He killed the helpless by the score. Now I hope he's satisfied, Since old Joe's taken his last ride Yes, old Joe's dead and gone. He stayed around...
  • Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ lead a bracing foreign invasion

    01/26/2019 12:07:35 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | Justin Chang
    “Roma” was just one of many foreign-language films to figure prominently in the academy’s main categories this year, a trend that may just as well stem from its recent and ongoing push to diversify its ranks. While Cuaron received a director nomination as expected, for example, he was joined by Pawel Pawlikowski for another black-and-white picture, the moody Polish romance “Cold War.” (Pawlikowski previously directed “Ida,” which won the Oscar for foreign-language film in 2015.) 2019 the first time two entirely non-English-language films have earned directing nominations since 1976, when Ingmar Bergman (“Face to Face”) and Lina Wertmüller (“Seven Beauties”)...
  • Forget Russia, What About Qatar?

    03/09/2018 11:08:38 AM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 9, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    There hasn’t been a sudden explosion of paranoia and fear about Russia like this since Sputnik. In the ‘12 election debates, Obama had breezily dismissed Romney’s suggestion that Russia was the leading geopolitical threat. “You said Russia. Not al Qaeda. You said Russia," he sneered. "And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years." Obama was nearly right.
  • Russia Dispatching Blackjack Bombers to Venezuela

    12/10/2018 9:38:23 AM PST · by PeteePie · 51 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Dec 10, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is deploying nuclear-capable Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Venezuela this week as part of an increasingly provocative pattern of bomber training flights, according to American defense officials. At least two Blackjacks will fly from a strategic forces air base in Russia to Venezuela as part of a series of training exercises that will include long-range refueling, said officials familiar with Russian plans for the flight. The bomber foray to South America will be Russia's seventh training flight for Blackjack bombers in the past three months. Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon official and specialist on the Russian military, said Tu-160 flights...