'Amazing movie': what an American thinks of Soviet comedies

We often watch Hollywood films and discuss them, but we rarely think about what Americans think about Soviet films, which most of us know by heart. The author of the blog “Actor’s Way” on Yandex.Zen showed several Soviet comedies to his friend American Joseph ...

Photo exhibition about a trip to the USSR

The Harriman Institute invites everyone to an exhibition dedicated to the trip of two American tourists behind the Iron Curtain. This is not just an exhibition, this is a photo report from the photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld. Hope Herman Wurmfeld is a photographer and author who lives and works in New York. Throughout…

The United States revealed the identity of the spy, who passed the USSR American nuclear secrets

The secret identity of the fourth Soviet spy, who, along with three others, stole the American secrets of the atomic bomb and transferred them to the USSR, is finally revealed. The American passed on US nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union along with three other spies, Fox News writes. It was alleged that the theft ...

Died Soviet intelligence, prevented an attempt on Roosevelt

Gohar Vartanyan, Soviet intelligence spy, died. Together with her husband, she thwarted an attempt on Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. Soviet intelligence agent Gohar Vartanyan died on November 25 at the age of 93 years, Medusa writes. Gohar Vartanyan was born in 1926 in Armenia. In the 1930 years ...

Made in USSR: which Hollywood stars own Soviet cars

A couple of years ago, actor Tom Hanks on his Instagram page posted a photo of the car he bought then - the passenger-and-freight UAZ-452, popularly nicknamed the “Loaf”. Hanks is not the only famous American in whose garage is the product of the Soviet automobile industry. RBC Style found out ...

Poll: the attitude of Russians to the Soviet regime is better than to the Russian

The Russians value the Soviet power of the end of the 70's — the beginning of the 80's — higher than the current Russian government, according to a new Levada Center poll. As the Present Times notes, the relative power of the Soviet government during the “stagnation” period gave positive characteristics: 30% called it close to the people, ...

'The reddest of all blacks': the story of a black African communist who died in a gulag

Sean Guillory, American historian, research associate at the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and host of the podcast about Russia, tells the story of Lovett Fort Whiteman, a US communist who was called “the reddest black of all black” by the USA but in Russia about…

'Volga' on the Hudson: as a unique Soviet retro car surprises New York. VIDEO

Not a means of transportation, but true luxury. Such in the historical homeland to search, and only in America and at all piece specimen. The Soviet retro car GAZ-21 on the New York highway is not inferior to modern cars. "From a purely practical point of view, this is, of course, insanity," ...

A daughter of immigrants from the Soviet Union criticized Bernie Sanders for his socialism.

Bernie Sanders had to talk about his socialist ideals in response to difficult questions from a Harvard University student whose family had fled from Soviet Russia. Samantha Frankel-Popell told Sanders about how socialism influenced her family’s life. She also asked how ...

'Admiration and Respect': Russians approve of Stalin’s all-time high

In March, Russian sociologists conducted a regular survey on the attitude of Russians to the personality of Joseph Stalin. The level of Stalin’s approval and justification for the repressions reached a historic high over the entire study period. The role of Stalin in history is positively assessed by 70% of Russians, a survey by the Levada Center showed, ...

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