Kendall Foster

The USSR in Afghanistan: A Really Bad Foreign Policy Move

Before combing through 17 Moments and the Current Digest, I didn’t really have a firm understanding of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.  However, I very quickly found out that among the events that took place in the 1970s under Brezhnev’s leadership, the invasion of Afghanistan proved to be a troubling turn of events for the […]

Stalin: A Deadly Leader

World War II was a turbulent time in history for Soviet Russia.  Coming fresh out of the 1930s, the Soviet people were recovering from mass purges of the Communist Party, and it proved to affect Russia’s entrance into the war.  As Fuller notes in his chapter of Russia: A History, the military purges that began in […]