Since the Chernobyl disaster, humans have not been allowed to live in the exclusion zone due to the risk of radiation. Since the disappearance of people, wildlife has started to take over the exclusion zone. Other than some minor mutations, such as strange antler formations on deer and some species discoloration, the animal populations seems … Continue reading Neutron, The Radioactive Horse
The 1980s brought about much change for the Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries. For Poland one of the big changes was Solidarity, a social movement that grew from underground resistance to the Soviet bureaucracy. Eventually this resistance grew into the form of a worker’s party when delegates from 36 trade unions across Poland met to … Continue reading FREEDOM!
April 12, 1961- Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to travel into space. Across Russia, Soviets celebrated this triumph as being not only the first nation to launch something into orbit, but also the first nation to put a live human being into space. Vostok 1 became the first manned spacecraft mission, as … Continue reading A Cos for Concern
On June 22, 1941, Hitler’s planned invasion of the Soviet Union, Operation Barbarossa, commenced making rapid advancements across the Soviet Union. The German Army moved so quickly that many Soviet units were just overrun, especially the reserve units and party leaders. As the Germans moved across Soviet lands they committed many war crimes against Russians, … Continue reading You Rebel Scum!
Solomon Andree, Richard Byrd, Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. All of these men have two things in common; they are all pioneers in arctic aviation and none of them are Russian. Enter Valerii Chkalov and his crew who, in 1937, pioneered a flight route from Europe to the United States, via the North Pole. From the … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond
In 1927, Chiang Kai-shek had mostly suppressed the Chinese Communists and solidified much of China underneath a single government based out of Nanjing. Now he began to set his sights upon Manchuria, severing ties with the Soviets who had much already invested in Manchuria. The Soviets managed and exercised their complete control of the Chinese Eastern … Continue reading A War with China
In March of 1921, Lenin introduced his New Economic Policy to the tenth Congress as a means of fixing the many shortages that ran rampant throughout Russia, particularly food. Essentially the New Economic Policy (NEP) allowed peasants to sell their food surpluses on the open market, instead of having their surplus claimed by the state. … Continue reading A New Economic Policy?
The 1905 revolution was a series of strikes across Russia and the non-Russian parts of the Russian empire to bring about the transformation of the Russian government. There were varying groups that took part in demonstrations against the Russian government urging for everything from a constitution to a total transformation in government. While the socialists … Continue reading The 1905 Russian Revolution
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