Blog Posts - Soviet Union



The Late Alexei Devotchenko and Putin's Post Soviet Return

Week end note: Interesting. I seem to be getting no hits on this blog this week from Russia, where I had gotten quite a few last week. Why is that? Let me mention something here, a device and network. Lantern and Outernet, get access even when y...
by Murdockinations on Nov 10, 2014

The World's Loss of Alexei Devotchenko and Putin's Post Soviet Dysfunctional Leadership

I'm writing this on the Sunday before this blog is released on the 25th anniversary of the Berlin wall coming down; a nightmare for Berliners that had gone up in 1961 to stop people fleeing the communist East. I always thought that was such a useless...
by Murdockinations on Nov 10, 2014

Seeing, what is really there

This blog came up because of my trying to fathom the minds of extreme conservatives, Republicans of late, the Tea Party, Fox News, and well, that whole entire mess. In talking to conservative acquaintances, many things have come up. Not a few of whic...
by Murdockinations on Jul 14, 2014

Dick Cheney Warns Of Massive Terrorist Attack On U.S. Before Decade Is Out

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was interviewed by attorney, law professor, and broadcast journalist Hugh Hewitt recently for the latter’s nationally-syndicated radio show. During a June 24 broadcast, Cheney- who’s now spearheading the All...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jun 30, 2014

Weekend Reading Roundup v. 255

This weekend in the reading roundup: 'Liberal Imperialism Against Democracy' by Richard Seymour at leninstomb 'Why Metrics Cannot Measure Research Quality: A Response to the HEFCE Consultation' by Meera Sabartanam and Paul Kirby at thedisorderofthing...
by Chasing Dragons on Jun 22, 2014

Weekend Reading Roundup v. 253

This weekend in the reading roundup: 'List of Bands Banned on Soviet Radio, and Why' by Rob Beschizza at boingboing.net 'Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded' by Th...
by Chasing Dragons on Jun 8, 2014

start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody …...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody …...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

Aviation Safety – The Russian Planes Version

If you ever go travelling to Russia or any other former Soviet Union country, chances are, sooner or later – you’re more than likely going to have to fly on an old rust bucket Russian Plane to get to somewhere because of the huge distance...

Russia celebrates Victory Day

Regardless of criticisms anybody might have of the current Russian government, it can never be denied that without the monumental sacrifice of the peoples of the former Soviet Union the scourge of fascism in Europe would not have been defeated. The S...
by Socialist Unity on May 9, 2014

Freedom’s Last Stand…by AFVet

~ Commentary by AFVet from the Samiam60 Report ~ So now the Patriots and the men and women that have served this Country and currently may have their children serving in the Armed Forces are probably worried about their future. … Continue readi...

Silent retro Sunday: A street in Leningrad, 1984

A street in Leningrad, Soviet Union – February 1984 (the present-day Russian city of St Petersburg) Silent retro Sunday: A street in Leningrad, 1984 is a post from Sophie's World...
by Sophie's World on Apr 20, 2014

Russia to Prosecute Mikhail Gorbachev?

     In another sign that the Russian Government may have totally lost their collective minds, some in Russia are now calling for the prosecution of Mikhail Gorbachev for "allowing" the former Soviet Union to collapse.  Good ...
by The Political Spectator on Apr 10, 2014

North Korean EMP Weapon That Can Strike U.S. For Real?

There’s been increased chatter about the North Koreans having the capability of attacking the United States using an electromagnetic pulse weapon that could fry electronics and power grids. From F. Michael Maloof on the independent news website Wor...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 10, 2014

The glass blower from Svetlogorsk – Yury Lenshin

The glass blower from Svetlogorsk Yury Lenshin is a famous glass blower from Kaliningrad. He is such an extraordinary man and I promised that I would write a blog about him and his work once I returned to Argentina. I had the privilege to see him twi...
by Nelmitravel on Apr 5, 2014

Video: Watch A Privately-Funded Moon Lander’s Fiery Test

Astrobotic Technology It's not easy to land a robot on the moon. Only the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and China  have succeeded; other nations have only managed to make debris-strewn craters with their landing vehicles. Eighteen privately fu...
by Cnet Analysis on Apr 4, 2014

Nato’s Eastern Europe build-up plans alarm Russia

Media Release: Moscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. “We not only expect answers, but answers… based fully on respect for the rules we...
by Free PR Online on Apr 3, 2014

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

Media Release: The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never kept secret his intention to restore Russian power – what’s less clear, he...
by Free PR Online on Mar 28, 2014

INTERVIEW - Ukraine PM: Putin Intends to Reinstate the Soviet Union

"Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Concern over Russia is about global security, not just Ukraine" PBS NewsHour 3/25/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  In an exclusive interview, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with acting Ukrainian Prim...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 26, 2014

My independent view on Ukraine-Crimea Russia VS Western World crisis

I've been following what is happening in Ukraine over the last 6 months and I see with pain this poor brotherly Slavonic country is being literally destroyed by Radicals. It is obvious that the Revolution in Ukraine looks very similar to Revoluti...


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