Comment on From Vodka to Water by Kyle

I can not think of a single scenario in which removing alcohol from Russia would ever work, not to mention be a good idea. Surely Gorbachev knew there would be ramifications for such a monumental decision, yet he continued with it anyways.

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Comment on The Final Strike by Kyle

The sudden change of government in Russia is amazing. What is just as amazing is the refusal of the military to back the regime. It shows just how much influence a military can have when it decides to remove itself from civilian/party control.

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Comment on Saving Baikal by Kyle

Environmentalism and Soviet government are two things I have never related to one another. It is interesting that the Russian government worked towards helping this lake out yet today it does very little to help curb global warming.

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Comment on Rock’n Russia by Kyle

The addition of rock music to Soviet culture is interesting. Fun is not something usually associated with the Soviet Union. It is also interesting that rock bands were permitted to sing western songs by bands who even satirized the USSR.

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