April 26, 1986 is a date that will forever be known in history as the date of the world’s worst nuclear accident; the Chernobyl explosion. On this date, one of the main reactors in Chernobyl’s power station, located in Ukraine, exploded (pictured above), releasing radioactive material into the air not only in Ukraine, but even […]
Around the time of 1968, youths around the world were making the transition from poster children to “problem children.” Gone were the days of strict obedience and falling into their designated social roles and in their place were days of protest, drugs and sexual experimentation. To some extent, Soviet children were no different. With Soviet … Continue reading The Generation Gap Grows
Despite the fact that the 1936 ban on abortions was lifted in 1955, this did not signify a societal change in the way that abortions were ultimately viewed. With the ban being repealed, the government strived to make abortions safer for women by preventing illegal and unsafe abortions from occurring as commonly as they did … Continue reading Make Abortion Legal Again
Walking into any of the Moscow metro stations today, as shown in these pictures, you’re stepping into a place that could be described as an underground art gallery. From intricate arches to massive murals, these metro stations are worlds different than the DC metro that a majority of us are more accustomed to. However, these … Continue reading The Marvelous Metro
Throughout the time of the Russian Revolution, we have seen many different instances of food shortages; in some form or another. With the famine of 1921-22, the food shortages started to become, in nature, very political. During this time, the government would take food from the peasants and give it to those in the Red … Continue reading The Famine of 1921-22
In 1905 workers gathered in St. Petersburg on January 22 to carry out protests that would lead to a violent massacre. When the leader of this organized protest, priest Georgy Gapon, gathered workers in order to speak out about desired work reforms, Gapon did not expect his peaceful assembly would result in a violent outburst. … Continue reading The Beginning of a Revolution
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