Tag Archives: USSR

Putin Blames Him for the Trouble He’s in Now

Mikhail Gorbachev (March 2, 1931 – August 30, 2022) Mikhail Gorbachev died last evening in Moscow. He was 91. He got to outlive every leader the USSR ever had. He was celebrated in the West, and reviled in Russia. Putin … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots of this Pivotal WWII Moment

Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II where Nazi Germany and its allies unsuccessfully fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (later renamed to Volgograd) in Southern Russia. … Continue reading

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Is the USA Starting to Unravel?

Has Putin Painted Biden into a Corner? There’s something about a brilliant set of political moves internationally that makes us secretly admire the one doing the maneuvering. Putin has certainly got Trump’s approval, as the White House has noted. But … Continue reading

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“Until Death Do Us Part”

The Rosenbergs’ Execution (June 19, 1953) So why didn’t Julius save Ethel? The FBI was right: he had recruited spies, so he could easily have given names and probably saved her life, and very possibly his own, too. “Dad’s unwillingness … Continue reading

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The First Human Being in Outer Space

Yuri Gagarin (March 9, 1934 – March 27, 1968) Sixty years ago today, this man broke the bounds of earth and flew once around the globe. But he was destined to die seven years later in a fatal plane crash, … Continue reading

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I Knew There Must Have Been More to This…

Scandal (1989) At the time of the Profumo Affair, as it is known, the idea that a ‘call girl’ could be sleeping with a government minister under Harold Macmillan and associating with a Soviet consular official at the same time … Continue reading

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