Red Army Slips on Ice

The 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow were shrouded in controversy which culminated in being boycotted by a large number of nations spearheaded by the United States. However, just a few months prior in Lake Placid, New York, the Winter Olympic Games had just taken place. It was at this event where a miracle occurred. The … Continue reading Red Army Slips on Ice

Cosmonauts and Propaganda

Following the launch of Sputnik I, the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States was in full swing. The implications of the race would have lasting effects throughout both nations involved. The international tension was of importance not only for the advancement of military technology but also for the cultural reform still … Continue reading Cosmonauts and Propaganda

Revolutionary Power Couple

After seizing control of the Russian government, the Bolsheviks were tasked with maintaining control over the country. Although they were outnumbered at times and lacked veteran military leadership, by 1921 the Bolsheviks had gained complete control. Fortunately for the Bolsheviks, throughout the civil war they were led by Lenin and Leon Trotsky. In his leadership … Continue reading Revolutionary Power Couple