Very interesting post. Shows just how much propaganda was involved in the Soviet Union. Also, great title; its what got me to come to your blog!
Nice post. An interesting time to think about this, given the calls to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia.
Very interesting post. I posted on 1968 also (and the Prague Spring) but I did not mention how big of a public relations disaster this event was for the Soviet Union, which is very important. Its important to note that many retrospectively see this event as the moment that really marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. The spirit of rebellion continued after the period of normalization.
Very interesting post! It is true; I was told Armstrong’s name multiple times, but cannot recall ever hearing of Gagarin. I wrote a post on how heroic people like him became for achievements that brought glory to the Soviet Union, and this is an obvious portrayal of that. Mine however, focused more on airplane pilots. Adventure into space is a different level of heroism. Nice work!
This is a very interesting post. I really like how it ties a sports stadium to political and cultural circumstances. For people living in bad conditions to be unsatisfied with a luxurious new stadium…. what was wrong with them??
I think it would have been difficult for the West to justify turning the cold war into a hot war at this time. Western intervention may have been desired by many in Hungary, but this could be led to World War III in Europe. Great post!
Great uses of resources. Really informative blog post (and by the way, your blog looks great)
Great post, very informative. The number of American casualties compared to the Soviet casualties really helps us to understand why the Soviet Union distrusted the West and felt they should have helped earlier.
Very interesting and informative post. I like how you organized the post; the first sentence made me want to read. Also, great picture
A very interesting post on a type of censorship in the Soviet Union. It is even more interesting because it focuses on one anecdote. Nice work!