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On this day in #HamOntHistory  Canada defeat the Soviet Union at Copps Coliseum in one of the greatest contests in international hockey history

The 15 September marks the 60th Anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev becoming the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He was responsible for the de-Stalinization of the USSR, and backed the early Soviet space program.

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If an inquiry into the sources of Chinese conduct today starts where Kennan’s study of the Soviet Union did—with an attempt to understand the other side’s basic drivers—the differences become as pronounced as the parallels, writes Odd Arne Westad.

In Photos: Deep in a Baltic forest, some of the Soviet Union's most hard-line leaders prepared to survive the apocalypse in a secret bunker. After the U.S.S.R. collapsed, locals noticed something weird about this "health resort".

#OnThisDay 60 years ago in 1959, the Soviet Union's Luna 2 intentionally crash-landed on the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to make contact with a celestial body. [Photo: Wikicommons]

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CIA spooks trained pigeons to spy on the Soviet Union in top secret missions during Cold War

#CIA has declassified details of its secret #ColdWar  spy-pigeon missions, revealing how pigeons were trained for clandestine ops photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union and dolphins for underwater missions

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union defined global diplomacy after World War II. Today, the collapse of the INF treaty could mean a similar era of nuclear weapons competition. Test your knowledge of the Cold War with this quiz:

A collection of #Soviet  -era calendars, handed out by companies and institutions. This one is from Внешпосылторг (Vneshposyltorg), whose shops offered imported goods that could be shipped within the Soviet Union - including, presumably, to these women getting water from a well

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Because China is a different kind of superpower than the Soviet Union was, the United States must compete differently.


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Bernie Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures.

The collapse of the Soviet Union was NOT the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century. Today in Georgia I want to say loud and clear: the USSR collapse was a blessing to Georgians, Poles, Ukrainians and the whole of Central and Eastern Europe. And also to Russians.

Gumnami Baba as Netaji keeps popping up. It was a plot to engineered by Nehru with the help of his IB Chief Malik, to hide the fact that Nehru, Attlee and Stalin together conspired to kill Bose when he arrived in Soviet Union in August 24th 1945 or thereabouts to seek refuge.

It’s official-Omar is a loon & utterly ignorant of history. Compares Israel to Nazi Germany. I just returned from there today. She’s sick. Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

I can tell you all this for sure- whatever ridiculous propaganda we were fed in then Czechoslovakia, which was mandated by Soviet Union- pales next to the lies being told and repeated by trump and his ilk. I am not kidding… trump truly trumps the communists. And that’s not easy

In 1980s, Bernie Sanders effusively praised Fidel Castro & Soviet Union. My family was imprisoned & tortured in communist Cuba—my Tia Sonia endured unspeakable abuse from Castro’s thugs. Why is apologizing for communist tyranny now mainstream in Dem Party?

Bernie honeymooned in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and thinks people lining up in bread lines “is a good thing” about socialism. He literally wants the US to become the USSR. But Trump is the Russian agent. 🤔🙄🤦‍♂️

“We are witnessing something surprising, something that even the Soviet Union was not able to accomplish: Divide the U.S. and Western Europe. It didn’t work then, but it seems to be working with Mr. Trump now.” ~quote from Russia state TV

The terrorist is from a country called Uzbekistan, part of Russia & the Soviet Union for the last 200 years before independence in 1991.