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.
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".
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
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.