Andrei Sakharov

The Dissident Movement in the Soviet Union took place in the 1960s and 1970s and was created by opposition of the citizens to Soviet government policies.  Although participation wasn’t quantitatively huge, the protests made by a few leaders made great impacts for human rights and peace. (Andrei Sakharov speaking for human rights and against the nuclear bomb […]

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Advanced Socialism

The first interesting dynamic of soviet culture during the 1970’s was the level of alcohol consumption amongst the citizens. On page 659 of the Russia Reader there is an an anecdote to depict daily life for the soviets during the 70’s that points out how much the soviets drank. The alcoholism was a “staple of […]

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