Are you encourages in your place of work by the use of gamification
? Congratulations, comrade, you are treading in the footsteps of Soviet Russia
is a very large and comprehensive site dedicated to the literature of the Soviet Union (both official
), with summaries
(fans of the genres might find the examples of Soviet science fiction
and spy novels
to be particularly interesting), biographies
, and even some full translations of short stories from authors such as Isaac Babel
, Vasily Grossman
, Yevgeny Zamyatin
, and others.
is a blog containing commentaries on everyday life in the former Soviet Union. The liberal use of family and other amateur photos provides unusual insight into the daily experience of Soviet life. Topics range from 1940s homemade double-exposure photography
to USSR - the birthplace of feminism. via
Peasant! Free your pregnant wife from work, don't allow her to pick up heavy items since this will harm her and the child
. An excellent collection of vintage
, public health
, and infographics
posters from 20s to 30s, many with full translations
Diary of a Collapsing Superpower
- "Seventeen years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, and two years later the Soviet Union broke apart. More than 1,400 minutes published earlier this month in Russia from meetings that took place behind the closed doors of the Politburo in Moscow read like a thriller from the highest levels of the Kremlin. They reveal Mikhail Gorbachev as a party chief who had to fight bitterly for his reforms and ultimately lost his battle. But in doing so, he changed the course of history and helped bring an end to the Cold War."
Riding the rails in Russia
And I thought my guitar took up some space on the bus...
The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Posters, pamphlets, social protest material. 'In the morning hours of August 21, 1968, the Soviet army invaded Czechoslovakia along with troops from four other Warsaw Pact countries. The occupation was the beginning of the end for the Czechoslovak reform movement known as the Prague Spring. This web site contains material from the days immediately following the invasion, and they reflect the atmosphere in Czechoslovakia at the time: tense, chaotic, uncertain, full of pathos, fear, and expectation... '
Related :- the Berlin Wall
and East Side Gallery
; A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall
in Budapest, with its gigantic Cold War-era statues.
Truth, Justice, and the Soviet Way
What if baby Kal-El's spaceship had crashed on Earth 12 hours earlier, in the Ukraine instead of middle America? The new 3-issue comic book series Superman: Red Son
envisions the Man of Steel as a good-hearted citizen of the USSR, helping to spread communism across the world. Wonder Woman is his girlfriend; Batman is an anti-Soviet terrorist; Lex Luthor becomes U.S. president. This alternate-universe jaunt is not just for fun: writer Mark Millar says
it's a timely exploration of what happens when one all-powerful country anoints itself leader of the world.