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Tag: Soviet Union

  • Saturday, November 11th 2017 - 09:15 UTC

    The Great October Revolution

    Bolshevism ended horribly: first, civil war and famine, then three decades of lies, oppression and mass murder - Stalin, the Great Purge, the gulag

    By Gwynne Dyer - China Mieville, a novelist I much admire, has published a history of the October Revolution to mark its hundredth anniversary (which is actually on 7 November, since the Russians were still using the Julian calendar in 1917). It had an unusual effect on me. It made me question whether I was right about the utter futility of that revolution.

  • Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 05:48 UTC

    President Putin re-editing Soviet-Stalin Russia calendar and traditions

    Putin awarded “Hero of Labor” medals in the Kremlin and is preparing a major military parade on 9 May

    Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow's Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era with workers holding banners proclaiming support for President Vladimir Putin after the seizure of territory from neighboring Ukraine.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2012 - 09:21 UTC

    Brazil helped Soviet support operation for Argentina during the Falklands conflict

    To this day the Brazilian Foreign Ministry (Itamaraty) always stated it was ‘neutral’ during the conflict

    Brazil collaborated during the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict in an operation mounted by the Soviets to supply Argentina with spares, arms, munitions and other requirements according to the Rio do Janeiro newspaper O’Globo based on disclosed documents from the National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.