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  • Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"

    10/20/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia. He’s now pushing a law to help him deal with the last pesky parts of the post-Soviet period of Russian history—that annoying free press. In this Washington Post story, we see that President Putin is doing in Russia what Sen. Harry Reid and fifty-three of his Senate colleagues attempted to do recently with a constitutional amendment to limit free speech. Putin knows he is fairly free to act on the world scene and at home. President Obama is distracted. His administration is perplexed. Having...
  • Putins Soviet Style Kremlin is Too Much for JV Team Obama

    10/15/2014 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Vladimir Putin is quietly toiling away at reestablishing last century’s utopia-on-earth, known more commonly as the Soviet Union. Aside from rolling some T-72 tanks into Crimea, and giving a helping hand to the Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, he’s also been ramping up efforts to remake modern Russia into a more 20th century image. Putin’s Justice Ministry (I’m not sure, but it is possible that they took that agency’s name straight from the pages of a George Orwell book) is trying to shut down one of Russia’s oldest civil rights organizations.I know, I know, I know... You’re thinking “so what?”...
  • Remember the Space Race?

    07/21/2014 10:14:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | George Mano
    July 20, 2014, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans had ever set foot on another part of the universe. Besides being a tremendous scientific achievement, it was also an important political statement, a battle victory for the US and the West over the Soviet Union and the Communists in the Cold War, a battle known as the Space Race. During World War II the technological leaders in rocket science were the Germans. After the war, with the Cold War underway, the US and the USSR each tried to...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Comrade X"(1940)

    02/16/2014 12:03:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
  • Olympic Coverage Sweeps Soviet Horrors Under the Rug

    02/14/2014 6:02:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hannah Arendt coined the term "the banality of evil" to describe the galling normalcy of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann. Covering his trial in Jerusalem, she described Eichmann as less a cartoonish villain than a dull, remorseless, paper-pushing functionary just "doing his job." The phrase "banality of evil" was instantly controversial, largely because it was misunderstood. Arendt was not trying to minimize Nazism's evil, but to capture its enormity. The staggering moral horror of the Holocaust was that it made complicity "normal." Liquidating the Jews was not just the stuff of mobs and demagogues, but of bureaucracies and bureaucrats. Now...
  • Merry Christmas, Comrades

    12/25/2013 6:58:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2013 | John Ransom
    <p>You are hereby notified that there is an official embargo on your comments in the email and hate mail columns effective with this notice. You recent offerings have been so obtuse, so off-topic, so unintelligible that even Jay Carney, White House Press Jester could only shrug when I asked him to translate.</p>
  • Russian revolution: urgent lessons for U.S. today

    10/25/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-25-13 | Toby Westerman
    This year is the 96th anniversary of the Russian revolution, one of the most earthshaking events in human history. The terms "history" and "96th anniversary" are apt to cause the eyes of many if not most Americans to glaze over, but American life today is being molded directly by the ideas and events set in motion in Russia in 1917. Distilled down to the most important elements, the Russian revolution had three key ideological elements: first, the state as almighty, a replacement for God; secondly, a political elite to guide the "masses"; thirdly, the use of the state's police power...
  • Five Ways Lenin's Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    10/24/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Oct 2013 | Monica Showalter
    'The success of a revolution," V.I. Lenin declared at the first all-Russian conference of working women in 1918, "depends on how much women take part in it." And based on his writings, there was little doubt he believed this. Problem was, most Russian women weren't interested. Unlike what was going on elsewhere in Europe, where the suffrage movement was under way and the Industrial Revolution had drawn many women into the workforce, industry in Russia was in its infancy and the female population was mostly rural and illiterate. The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the...
  • TCM movie alert: "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) 8PM E.S.T.

    02/17/2013 3:59:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 58 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1965 | David Lean
    Another TCM alert: tonight at 8PM it's airing "Doctor Zhivago". Definitely worth seeing as Hollywood film that actually showed how terrible life was in Soviet Russia. The only thing I don't like about it is its hero cheating on his cute wife with Lara. Otherwise, a truly great film with Rod Steiger stealing the show as the opportunistic lawyer Komarovsky.
  • Seventy-Five Years After Stalin's Great "Operation Kulak" Reign of Terror

    08/05/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | August 5, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Seventy-five years ago, on August 5, 1937, one of the most horrific and most ignored episodes in human history began. Operation Kulak ("kulak" meaning rich peasants) was the Soviet Unions effort to repress those farmers who had a little more than other farmers (according, at least, to the definitions of the Communist Party), and who resisted collectivization. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (pictured) had begun the development of Operation Kulak the previous month, when he contacted all the regional Party leaders as well as the NKVD (roughly the Soviet equivalent of the Gestapo and SS in Nazi Germany), asking...
  • Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1)

    05/25/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 546+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/25/09 | Wes Vernon
    Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1) Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter whitewashed Since the downfall of the Soviet Union, volumes have been written about that late superpower's penetration of American Society and its institutions before and during the Cold War years. It can be said without credible contradiction that what we now know about Soviet spying and infiltration of the U.S. for seven decades vindicates the much-maligned anti-Communists (in and out of Congress) of that era. If anything, they didn't know the half of it. It was they who warned often to...
  • Did You Really Know the Red Bear?

    09/23/2008 8:07:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 93+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 23, 2008 | Jesse Masai
    Did You Really Know the Red Bear? by: Jesse Masai, September 23, 2008 If you thought you knew enough about Old Russia, then you have not watched The Soviet Story. The 90-minute film details Soviet Russias links with Nazi Germany and its horrendous legacy in Central and Eastern Europe. It tells the story of how the Soviet regime helped Adolf Hitler instigate the Holocaust as well as Russias slaughter of its own people on an industrial scale. Latvian ambassador to the United States Andrejes Pildegovics told the audience at the Heritage Foundation that the film brings to the fore some...
  • 67th anniversary of the Soviet invasion on Poland (see pictures)

    09/18/2006 2:26:03 PM PDT · by lizol · 96 replies · 2,657+ views
    Poland.pl ^ | 2006-09-17
    67th anniversary of the Soviet invasion on Poland 2006-09-17, 18:42 On September 17th 1939 the Red Army invaded Poland, breaking the anti aggression pact signed with Poland. The Soviets attacked at 6 am.The Polish ambassador in Moscow was handed a note by the Soviet foreign ministry stating that the Polish government and the Polish state ceased to exist. In the years 1940-1941 over half a million Polish soldiers were taken prisoners and massive deportations of civilians took place.