A Sick State

Russian health collapsed with the Soviet state, worsening during the political instability of the 1990′s, and continuing to suffer in the 21st century. In 1991, Russia’s Ministry of Health reported a…

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As Quickly As It Came

The great irony regarding the fall of the Soviet Union is that the largest contributing factor to the collapse was the wave of political and economic reforms put in place to try and prevent it. Mikhail Gorbachev, without realizing it, … Continue reading

Chernobyl Disaster

An article praising the Chernobyl plant was published in February 1986 stating that “the odds of a meltdown are one in 10,000 years.” 2 months later, one of the world’s largest nuclear disasters occurred in that very same plant. The … Continue reading

Cheers Comrades

Throughout my whole life I knew about the Prohibition in the United States, where alcoholic beverages became illegal. Beyond that it never crossed my mind that other countries may have tried the same approach as the United States, especially as recently as the 1980′s and in Russia. All I have heard my whole life is […]