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In the introduction to “Babi Yar,” Masha Gessen observes that Anatoly Kuznetsov “created a layered text that told several stories: the story of the Babyn Yar massacre,” as well as that of “Soviet efforts to suppress this history.”

For a dad planning a family trip, Georgia, a former Soviet republic, seemed to have it all: Skiing, hot springs, just the right dose of history and huge dumplings. Now he just had to convince his wife and son to go. by @gettleman 

Gershkovich “is suspected of spying in the interests of the American government,” the Russian Federal Security Service, Russia’s top domestic security agency and main successor to the Soviet-era KGB, said in a statement.

Scots director Jon S Baird reveals how he turned Aberdeen and Glasgow into Soviet Union for new Tetris film:

[3 of 7] The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union introduced the first major boundary change in CENTCOM history. Portions of the Indian Ocean and Syechelles were added to the CENTCOM region.

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Parents don’t realize the Soviet level of indoctrination that their children are receiving in elite high schools & colleges!

A man is facing up to three years in prison in Russia for joking about the Ukraine war as critics accuse the Kremlin of returning to Soviet-style terror

Poland may send Soviet-era MiG-29 jets to Ukraine in coming weeks, PM says - Bloomberg MiG deliveries would cross threshold on air power. US, Germany have ruled out sending Western-made fighter jets, for now.

If there's one thing the Soviet Union was known for, it's allowing students to protest and disrupt speeches by government officials.

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After Hitler invaded the USSR, were the Soviet people wrong to fight to liberate their country? No. Should they instead have tried (& failed) to swap "land for peace"? No. So after being invaded by Russia, why are so many people coaching Ukrainians to give "land for peace" today?

Today 83 years ago the Soviet Union attacked Finland. We fought back for 105 days in the Winter War. After a ceasefire we fought for our existence in the War of Continuation. We survived. Freedom prevailed. Ukraine will survive. Freedom will win. #SlavaUkraini 

International law experts, I know that Russia inherited "de facto" the USSR's seat on the UN Security Council. Was that ever ratified in a formal vote? Was it legal? Maybe time to give that seat to another Soviet successor state, Ukraine?

A 95-year-old Ukrainian woman who lived through Soviet-era famine and World War II said she’s “never seen anything as horrible” as the Russian invasion.

New: US & NATO allies are sending several surface-to-air missiles systems to Ukraine. A senior US official tells me these systems include Soviet-era SA-8, SA-10, SA-12 and SA-14 mobile air defense systems, w/range higher than Stingers, giving capability to hit cruise missiles.

82 years ago, Soviet forces killed 22,000 Polish officers and intellectuals in the Katyn massacre - and history still remembers. What we are witnessing today in Bucha, Mairiupol and beyond now far exceeds those numbers - and we are all witnesses.

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

“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

Bread lines...televised Cabinet flattery sessions...centrally-planned economic industrial policy: Under Republican leadership, the US is turning into Republicans’ scariest 30-year-old Soviet fever dreams.