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Episode 10. Who Organised the Famine in the USSR in 1932-1933?

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Episode 10. Who Organised the Famine in the USSR in 1932-1933?

The theory of the Holodomor is reactivated in the media every time Ukraine is about to take a step back to Russia. Just to remind those who are not aware of the tragedy, in 1932-1933 there was a severe famine throughout the USSR that claimed an unprecedented number of lives (up to 7 million victims, […]

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The Harvard Project

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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The Harvard Project

Vladislav SHVED (Russia) The Cold War transformed former allies in the anti-Nazi coalition—the United States and the USSR—into enemies. The Americans assigned their intelligence services to carry out political and psychological operations in the Soviet Union. In March 1948 that effort resulted in a secret document entitled “Use of Refugees from the Soviet Union in […]

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Remembering the Great Victory

Saturday, May 8, 2010

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Remembering the Great Victory

This May marks the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The memory of the war, referred to as the Great Patriotic War, is particularly venerated in Russia. 1941-1945: Four years of hardship In the USSR, the end of the war was considered to be May 9, 1945, as there was an early morning […]

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How the U.S. resembles the U.S.S.R.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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How the U.S. resembles the U.S.S.R.

George Feifer (USA) When I was young, the world’s great problem was all black and white because little in history had been less ambiguous than the Cold War that consumed my wonderfully righteous country. Good vs. bad, honesty and decency vs. deceit and immorality, the Land of the Free vs. the Evil Empire. Although Whitaker […]

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The Modern World: New Realities. Part 1.

Monday, April 26, 2010

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The Modern World: New Realities. Part 1.

Vyacheslav NIKONOV (Russia) After World War II and up until the late 1980s, the world was bipolar, with two centers of power. One of them was the Soviet Union, which at its height controlled a significant part, although not the greater part, of humanity. The gross domestic product of the country at its peak amounted […]

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Britain Planned to Attack USSR on June 12, 1941

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Britain Planned to Attack USSR on June 12, 1941

The first plan of war against the USSR: attack in the North In the beginning of the 1940, Great Britain and France, being at war with Germany, were preparing an intervention into the USSR. Whole number of circumstances prevented their plans to come true. Though it is interesting to imagine how would be the run […]

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Secret Run-Up to World War II: the Responsibility of the West

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Secret Run-Up to World War II: the Responsibility of the West

The agenda of our editions is inevitably circulating around the theme of wars. Until now we were covering the current one in Afghanistan and emerging in Iran as the focuses of international attention. But as the 65th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism is approaching, the lessons of history start to be more and more […]

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The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan

Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser in 1979 Sometimes it is useful to reread old digests. More then ten years ago former US President National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski frankly spoke to French Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998. According to him, the CIA’s intervention in Afghanistan preceded the 1979 Soviet invasion. […]

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Brigadier Amir Sultan Tarar: “NATO forces doomed in Afghanistan”

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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Russia Today NATO forces are not willing to fight and their mission in Afghanistan is doomed, said Brigadier AMIR SULTAN TARAR, believed to have played a key role in the formation of the Taliban. ”Afghanis take courage in defending their country and that is what they are doing today,” he said. ”It is not the […]

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Victor Korgun: “The Soviet Union Tried to Refrain from Sending Troops to Afghanistan”

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Victor Korgun: “The Soviet Union Tried to Refrain from Sending Troops to Afghanistan”

What were the relations between the USSR and Afghanistan in the 1970s? Was the April Revolution unexpected? Was there another way? We discussed the political aspects of the situation that led to the Soviet engagement into Afghanistan with VICTOR KORGUN, head of the Afghan section of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy […]

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Afghanistan: Two Wars

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Afghanistan: Two Wars

Ruslan Nadezhdin The common international viewpoint on the modern history of Afghanistan generally states that two great powers are repeatedly invading the suffering land at the very heart of Eurasia for at least 30 years (unless rolling back to XIX century). The Soviet presence there in 1979-1989 is mainly regarded as violate and abusive as […]

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Russian Advice on Afghanistan

By Boris GROMOV & Dmitry ROGOZIN

Friday, February 5, 2010

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Russian Advice on Afghanistan

We open the introductory issue with the New York Times Op-Ed of Jan 12, 2010. The article immediately triggered a routine hit back by few Western medias (most emphatic surprisingly in French Le Monde by Natalie Nougayrede) followed by bitter extra comment from a Russian blogger. Obvious propagandistic touch of the Western reaction suggests that […]

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