Soviet Youths Last Stand

Aside from the being the closing years for the Soviet Union, the late 1980s brought a strange culture movement to the streets of Moscow. The city youth were perplexed as to where they fit into Soviet society and the once largely homogenous culture was being challenged. This culture change sparked into life a group of … Continue reading Soviet Youths Last Stand

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Red Army Slips on Ice

The 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow were shrouded in controversy¬†which culminated in being boycotted by a large number of nations spearheaded by the United States. However, just a few months prior in Lake Placid, New York, the Winter Olympic Games had just taken place. It was at this event where a miracle occurred. The … Continue reading Red Army Slips on Ice

Revolutionary Power Couple

After seizing control of the Russian government, the Bolsheviks were tasked with maintaining control over the country. Although they were outnumbered at times and lacked veteran military leadership, by 1921 the Bolsheviks had gained complete control. Fortunately for the Bolsheviks, throughout the civil war they were led by Lenin and Leon Trotsky. In his leadership … Continue reading Revolutionary Power Couple