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2015-01-20 14:37:09

The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s turned the society and economics of Russia and Eastern Europe upside-down, but it wasn’t just people who were being affected.

History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates...

2014-02-08 20:20:17

Five-part series covers Larionov's Hall of Fame career in Russia and the NHL; Looks at Olympic Hockey history from the Soviet perspective, including the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" NEW

US Reportedly Had Plans To Blow Up The Moon
2012-11-27 11:38:48

According recent reports, the United States of America had planned a mission to blow up the moon in the 1950s. The intention was, apparently, to spook the Soviet Union and have them believe that we could do much worse to them.

2012-03-29 21:38:08

A new analysis showing how the radical policies advocated by western economists helped to bankrupt Russia and other former Soviet countries after the Cold War has been released by researchers.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.