Monthly Archives: October 2014

Motherhood Women’s Greatest Happiness

One of the most controversial topics that has arisen today is abortion. Some view that pro life is the way to go. Others believe that pro choice is the reasonable route. Even in the 21′st century not all people can agree on one side or the other. Soviet Russia went through the same issue in […]

Prisoners Released

Through the process of destalinization, prisoners from the war were to be released from their camps. To start this process, the first people to get to leave were those there for up to five years, those convicted of economic and … Continue reading

The Hydrogen Bomb Comes to the Soviet Union

In 1953, the Soviet Union detonated their first hydrogen bomb, a fusion bomb that was many times greater than the fission bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan to end World War Two. The project was being developed as early as 1946, three years before the Soviet Union even detonated their […]

A New Frontier for Good ….. or Evil?

On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union showed the world why they, too were a superpower. On that day, they launched the first man-made satellite  into Earth’s orbit. Sputnik 1, which simply means “satellite” in Russian, was launched for all the world to see. Also, for those who wanted to listen to Sputnik, they could […]

More Land Means More Food, Or Does It?

After the end of WWII, Russia was faced with another enemy.  One that had been fighting them long before Nazi Germany.  Feeding their people was again a top concern of the Russian government resulting in a decision to expand their agricultural boundaries.    In 1954 Russia started a virgin land campaign which meant land that previously […]

If it Looks, Walks, and Sounds like a Nazi, it’s Probably a Nazi

During World War 2, Ukraine found themselves in a peculiar spot. On one hand, the Ukrainians had experienced a genocide from the Soviet government in the form of a manufactured famine known as the Holodomor (from the Ukrainian Голодомор, meaning “Extermination by hunger”) which killed approximately 4 million people. Because of this genocide, it’s easy […]