Comment on Reaching Stardom! Yuri Gagarin by Casey

I always like reading how a post relates back to the author. I think you did a great job of explaining how the Soviets still had a great deal of insecurity regarding reactions of the mind and physics in weightlessness. I think this weakness set Russians back.

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Comment on The Hypocrisy of the Moral Code by Casey

I think the Communist Party attempt to change Stalinist principles was an interesting topic. The “moral code” issued was supposed to replace the old ways of suppressing the Russian people. Even though they tried to play off the idea that the people had more freedom; they were still being controlled. I really like the way you pointed this part out!

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Comment on The Soviet Super Cities by Casey

I thought you had a interesting point about how the Soviet’s spun their history in a way that benefited them. Often times people in power seem to do this and overlook issues it’s citizens are enduring. Really enjoyed reading this.

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Comment on They Are Not Their Own Generation by Casey

I really loved your post! I thought you did a great job exploring how America in the 1960s represented a different generation gap than before in Soviet culture. The youth of America was now becoming more exposed to recreational drug use mainstream culture. This had a influence onto Soviet culture. Great Work!

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Comment on The Turning Point:1968 by djp28

It’s interesting to see what happens when someone in power finally stood up to the communist government in Moscow. Obviously his forces were nothing compared to those within the Warsaw Pact, but by standing up against them it showed that there were those who did not agree with what was going on.

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Comment on No More Opium for the People by djp28

I had no idea that the war against the church continued after Stalin. It is interesting to see that farmers tried to defend nuns with pitchforks, and successfully did this for eleven days. It’s also interesting to see how they took away holidays from the church and replaced those holidays with equivalent Soviet ones.

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Comment on Hero of the Final Frontier by brandonlapointe

I really like what you said here. I wrote about Gagarin also, but I came at it from a different angle, and I really like what you have to say. It’s interesting to think about, but do you think that the Russians appreciate their space history more than we do? I mean, we mention our space heroes, but the Russians give the cosmonauts their own holiday.

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