Comment on Is it Easy Being Young? by amy925

Young people and adolescents tend to always want to rebel against society, so it is a wonder why it took so long for the young people to cause a stir in the first place. Once the Russian youth saw how other country’s young people act, it was only a matter of time before they acted out.

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Comment on Taboos Abound by amy925

This was a really great post on a topic I did not know that much about. It is an interesting point to bring up about how Russia had completely avoided the topic by never even mentioning it. If it had been more open in the past, the ‘revolution’ may not have exploded like it did in the 90s. Great blog post!

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Comment on We Will, We Will Rock You by amy925

I posted on this same topic this week. I think it’s so interesting and strange at the same time. When I think of the USSR, I picture a place that is devoid almost completely devoid of Western culture. That is why this is so interesting because American rock music inspired Russian artists to establish a new genre of music in a conservative society.

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Comment on The Failed Coup by amy925

The fall of the Soviet Union is an interesting thing to study. As the prior comment says, the events that occurred prior to the fall of the USSR are quite similar to the revolutions during the rule of Nicholas II. The people of Russia can only live under horrible conditions for so long before they want a new government.

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Comment on The Disaster That Is Chernobyl by amy925

Chernobyl is such a huge moment in history for Russia and world history. Russia tried to cover up the disaster, but only seemed to make matters worse. It is interesting to think about what could have possibly happened if they did not try to cover it up, but rather accepted and tried to warn surrounding countries of the possible ramifications.

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Comment on Corn is Key by amy925

Similar to what everyone has commented prior, I really liked the picture that you chose to go along with your blogpost. This is an interesting topic because the Soviets spent so much effort on growing corn that they neglected other aspects of agriculture. The tidbits about corn beer and corn borsch are also pretty hilarious. Great job on this post!

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Comment on The Space Age Begins by amy925

I did my blogpost last week on the great space race between the United States and the USSR. Your post does a good job at highlighting the tensions that had arisen between the two in regards to who would make it to space first. The USSR made it to space first, however, the US got the best of the USSR when they made it to the moon.

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Comment on The Space Race by amy925

I did a post this week on the space race, and think that this topic is quite fascinating. Your post does a great job of highlighting the significance that the Russians placed on beating the United States into space. It was something that had never been done before, and they beat the great United States to it. Great job on your post.

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Comment on The Great Purge by amy925

Going off of what Ben said, it is crazy to think about someone decimating their own army’s numbers right before a war was about to break out. Stalin was so paranoid and clearly not in a right state of mind to wield so much power.

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