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Cleaning Up the Mess

In March of 1953, Joseph Stalin died under suspicious circumstances, ending his quarter-century-long reign over the Soviet Union. With his death, the party machine he established gradually crumbled as various personalities tried to consolidate power. The eventual victor was Nikita … Continue reading

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 […]