Eric Schneider

NO Alcohol!…good luck with that

Alcohol has deep roots within Russian history and is much apart of its culture as communism, so when Gorbachev’s Anti-Alcohol Campaign began it was met with harsh criticism. “…measures to reduce alcohol production and sales. These included limiting the kinds of shops permitted to sell alcohol, closing many vodka distilleries and destroying vineyards in the …Read the Rest

The Afghans-Turmoil back home

During the Vietnam war it was the Russians laughing at us as they supplied the Viet-Cong and the North with weapons and supplies. But now it is the 1980s and it is the US’s turn to pull the rug out from under the Russians all along while we laugh at how stupid the Russian were. …Read the Rest

The World Stood by…1956

Hungary in 1956 seems to really sum all that the Cold War stands for. The people of Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe were ruled with an iron fist by that of Communist Russia and anybody who challenged the rule of Stalin and Russia paid the price. The death of Stalin in 1953 did …Read the Rest

Political Genocide…The Purge is coming!

The Great Purge was a systematic campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union under the careful guidance of Stalin from 1936 to 1939. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist party and government officials, along with the repression of the peasants, but especially the Red Army leadership. This mass systematic killing of leaders …Read the Rest

Opium of the people…Rise in the East

“Religion is the opium of the people: this saying of Marx is the cornerstone of the entire ideology of Marxism about religion. All modern religions and churches, all and of every kind of religious organizations are always considered by Marxism as the organs of bourgeois reaction, used for the protection of the exploitation and the …Read the Rest

Humiliated Again!

In the beginning of the 20th Century Russia was caught in a precarious situation. The Homefront was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode, after the “Bloody Sunday” in which the the Tsar Nicholas ordered the military to fire on the peaceful demonstrations the people were waiting for any excuse to revolt. After “Bloody Sunday” …Read the Rest

POWS on the Eastern Front

In 1914 the Archduke Franz Ferdinand,the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, was assassinated along with his wife by Serbian rebels. The Serbs at the time had been campaigning for the independence of several provinces held by the Austrian Empire, but to no avail. This event set off a chain reaction which would encompass the World …Read the Rest

Heimat 2013-08-28 01:40:10

The purpose of this blog is to dive into the fascinating history of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. In 1917 Nicholas the Tzars of Russia fell from power in an effort by the citizens of Russia in an attempt to gain their freedom and establish a government that would look after their …Read the Rest