Tag: suffering

210 Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The use of psychiatric hospitals as prisons and reeducation centers in Soviet Russia was rampant in the 1960’s.  In an article by Sidney Bloch and Peter Reddaway written in 1973 called Russia’s Political Hospitals. The Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union it is stated that at least 210 political dissidents were placed in psychiatric care from […]

The Entitlement Warriors

The Soviet veterans of the Great Patriotic War, though united through the fight for entitlements, differed greatly in generational experience and social welfare. The frontline generation, born between 1923 and 1927, “had not been established in adult life before the war and by 1945 had not learned much more than ‘shoot, throw grenades, and creep around’… Continue reading The Entitlement Warriors

900 Days of Starvation

September 8, 1941 was the day that would mark the beginning of a horrific two and a half years for the City of Leningrad(modern day St. Petersburg). General Ritter von Leeb who was the commander of Germany’s Army Group North had severed the city’s last main road and began bombarding targets, the harshest lethal siege in history began on this day. Hitler’s goal was to …