'A billion-dollar spy': former KGB major dies in Virginia

In the city of Vienne, Virginia, at the age of 73, the former KGB major Viktor Sheimov died, who fled the USSR with the help of the CIA in 1980, News.ru writes. According to Olga Sheimova, her husband died on October 18 from complications due to ...

How to copy: how the Soviet auto industry duplicated Western cars

While the Soviet Union was catching up with and overtaking America in heavy industry and rocket science, there was one industry in which the USSR was noticeably lagging behind - the automotive industry. And in order not to lag too far, the USSR often “copied” the models of its capitalist rivals, writes “Present.” The Seagull was ...

Mr. Jones: the story of a journalist who told the world about the Holodomor and interviewed Stalin

The new film of the famous Polish director Agnieszka Holland, “Mr. Jones”, tells the fascinating story of the struggle of the British journalist for the truth about the Holodomor. About this writes the BBC. The film and its hero In early March 1933, the 27-year-old British journalist Gareth Jones went to ...

'Contrary to all orders': in Brazil they found a message in a bottle from conscientious sailors

At the end of September in Brazil, a group of friends relaxing on the beach found a bottle with a message. As it turned out, this was a letter written by Soviet sailors. This is written by Meduza. 22-year-old pharmacist student Paula Souza saw her younger brother Vitor playing with a bottle inside ...

Declassified files: how trained CIA pigeons and dolphins spied on the USSR

The CIA has declassified the details of its Cold War spy missions that used pigeons. They were trained to participate in secret missions to photograph secret objects in the USSR. About this writes the BBC. Declassified documents also state that the raven was used for dropping ...

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, ...

On Airbnb offer apartments in the style of the TV series 'Chernobyl'. A PHOTO

Their house is located in the center of the quarter where they filmed the show. According to the owners, he "constantly appears on the screen" in the HBO series. A young couple from Vilnius offered the fans of the series “Chernobyl” an unusual experience - to come to the area of ​​the city where the show was filmed and settle in ...

In San Francisco, want to paint over the frescoes of the Soviet artist depicting the slaves of George Washington

At the end of June 2019, the San Francisco City Board of Education decided to hide the murals on the walls of the local George Washington school. For decades, advocates of minority rights have been trying to achieve this: Washington depicts frescos along with its dark-skinned slaves, as well as the Indian killed by the colonizers. The Council approved the allocation of money for the destruction ...

Six radiation disasters in the USSR, about which you have never heard

The historian and co-founder of the Democratic Sokira party, Yuri Gudymenko, published on Facebook a review of historical facts about serious radiation disasters that happened during the Soviet era. Six large-scale radioactive infections that the Soviet authorities concealed - and this is only what we could ...

“Lift everyone!” - dispatchers talks in the first minutes after the Chernobyl explosion

April 26 is the anniversary of the accident at the Chernobolsk NPP, the largest man-made disaster in the history of mankind. In the 1 hour 23 of the minute 26 on April 1986 of the year, an explosion occurred at the fourth power unit during the test of the turbogenerator, which completely destroyed the reactor. Among the most ...

0 - 10 of 79