In the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear incident , the international community established an exclusion zone of 30 km around the site to protect the public. The exclusion zone has closed off 1,600 square miles of land to human in habitation. 30 years after the incident the area still has remained untouched though there is … Continue reading A Beautiful Radioactive Wilderness
The Soviet-Afghan War has been a point of contention through the modern era. Many people have called it the Soviet’s Vietnam in reference to the long draw out fight that drained soviet resolve in the conflict. This paper will discuss the course and ultimate failure by the soviets to win the war and how that … Continue reading Graveyard of Empires
The U-2 incident was one of the most galvanizing moments of the Cold war. On May 1st, 1960, Francis Gary Powers took of from a small military base in Pakistan and flew into history. His flight into the soviet union that day became one o the most trival points of the Cold war including placing … Continue reading Into Unfriendly Skies
Probably one of the most influential points of the war for the Soviets was the Battle of Stalingrad. It is important to note that not only was it was a military victory but it also made a statement to the country about the successes of the Soviet system. I choose the Battle of Stalingrad not … Continue reading A Battle for Stalin Himself
The Great Turn was the turning point for the Russian economy changing from the New Economic Policy that was instated by Lenin after the multiple revolutions of 1917 and 1922 and that of the New Five year plan that drove the Russian economy into industrialization. Without the change of policy by the Russian government, they … Continue reading The Great Turn and the growing industrial scene in the early 1930’s
The Russian church was a major part of everyday culture to much of the population in Russia. Over the early 1920’s the major changes that occurred to the church caused it to lose its grip on the churches hold of power in Russian society. After the actions of Patriarch Tikhon who had condemned the Bolsheviks … Continue reading Schisms of the Russian Church
The Mariinskii Canal system where this photo was taken was a system of canals that were constructed to connect the Gulf of Finland and the Volga River. This waterway started construction in 1709 when the Russian were developing their infustructure to connect St. Petersburg with the interior of Russia. This waterway was very important … Continue reading The Mariinski Canal System
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