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Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II | English Russia

Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II | English Russia | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
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Old Security Photos Highlight the Unknown Builders of the Atomic Bomb - Motherboard (blog)

Old Security Photos Highlight the Unknown Builders of the Atomic Bomb - Motherboard (blog) | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Old Security Photos Highlight the Unknown Builders of the Atomic Bomb
Motherboard (blog)
Robert Oppenheimer was just one of the engineers working on splitting the atom, and has split credit for being the "father" of the bomb with Enrico Fermi.
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The world’s first nuclear power plant built in Obninsk

The world’s first  nuclear power plant built in Obninsk | Cold War History | Scoop.it
The world’s first nuclear power plant was commissioned on June 27, 1954 in Obninsk.
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Do You Live Next Door To A Missile?

Do You Live Next Door To A Missile? | Cold War History | Scoop.it
On August 4, 1996, Paul Jensen did something he never thought he would do. He blew up a piece of his ranch land— the same land that his grandfather had homesteaded nearly 100 years earlier.
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Valentina Tereshkova: The Greta Garbo of space

Valentina Tereshkova: The Greta Garbo of space | Cold War History | Scoop.it
How a young Russian woman became the first woman in orbit 50 years ago.
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Second World War and Cold War intelligence files released

Second World War and Cold War intelligence files released | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Hundreds of previously secret files concerning the role of British intelligence in the Second World War and early Cold war have been released.
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Cold War missile silo converted to home on market for $750k - Boing Boing

Cold War missile silo converted to home on market for $750k - Boing Boing | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Cold War missile silo converted to home on market for $750k Boing Boing It's 185 feet below the surface of Lewis NY, and comes with "Strangelove-ian clocks that show the time in cities around the world and gun-metal gray consoles covered with...
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FDR Aide a Soviet Spy? Book Claim Splits Reviewers

A new book claiming the White House of wartime US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was rife with Soviet spies and sympathizers has American conservatives waxing lyrical as liberals heap scorn on the work as unadulterated fantasy.
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Las Vegas' Atomic Liquors, where nuclear bombs lit the sky, reopens

Las Vegas' Atomic Liquors, where nuclear bombs lit the sky, reopens | Cold War History | Scoop.it
On a nearly deserted downtown block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That's when the big bombs went boom and awe-struck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky.
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1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the US - Slate Magazine (blog)

1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the US - Slate Magazine (blog) | Cold War History | Scoop.it
1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the US
Slate Magazine (blog)
Controls on visits from journalists and government officials, by contrast, lingered until the end of the Cold War.
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Harris Tweed was Cold War ‘uniform’ for CIA

Harris Tweed was Cold War ‘uniform’ for CIA | Cold War History | Scoop.it
WHILE British secret agents of the 1970s were portrayed on TV in tight blue jeans, shirts with huge collars, ludicrous wide ties and brown cardigans – a la The Professionals – their real-life equivalents on the other side of the Atlantic opted for...
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These Soviet anti-alcohol posters offer a lurid view of communist history

These Soviet anti-alcohol posters offer a lurid view of communist history | Cold War History | Scoop.it
In the USSR, alcoholism was an enormous problem, which the government tried to tackle with these incredible PSA posters.
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Football: Who killed 'East Germany's Beckenbauer'?

On the 30th anniversary of his death, the mysterious demise of East German football star Lutz Eigendorf still prompts the question -- was he murdered by the former communist regime's secret police? (Who Killed East German Footballer Lutz Eigendorf?
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Soviet Abstract Architecture Blueprints (mid-1920s to early-1930s) : socks-studio

Soviet Abstract Architecture Blueprints (mid-1920s to early-1930s) : socks-studio | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Socks is a online magazine about Media, Art, Architecture, Cities, Design, Technology. Written by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli
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Cold War Space Race Focus of US TV Project - RIA Novosti

Cold War Space Race Focus of US TV Project - RIA Novosti | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Cold War Space Race Focus of US TV Project
RIA Novosti
WASHINGTON, June 26 (RIA Novosti) – A new television series tackling the Cold War could be beamed into American living rooms in the near future.
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Winter In Moscow 1959

Winter In Moscow 1959 | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Photos of the Life photo journalist Carl Mydans (1907-2004) who travelled to Moscow in far 1959. It must be so cool to swim in the open pool in winter!  
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Berlin, The Cold War Years - A Hot War in reality. Part 1.

Berlin, The Cold War Years - A Hot War in reality. Part 1. | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Berlin, The Cold War Years - A Hot War in reality. Part 1. At the end of World War 2, what remained of pre-war Germany was divided into four zones of occupation. Each of the Allied powers; the Unit...
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Life Under the KGB's Watchful Eye in 1980s Russia

Life Under the KGB's Watchful Eye in 1980s Russia | Cold War History | Scoop.it
The Moscow Times Life Under the KGB's Watchful Eye in 1980s Russia The Atlantic Our family received a scare when a fellow American journalist was arrested by the KGB in 1986 and accused of espionage, apparently in retaliation for the arrest of a...
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Ecology Lessons From the Cold War

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Ecology Lessons From the Cold War
New York Times (blog)
If nuclear war ever came, a decentralized, diversified society would be in better shape than a centrally planned one like the Soviet Union's. The same logic applied to biological variety.
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Video: Couple discovers backyard bomb shelter

Video: Couple discovers backyard bomb shelter | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: A California couple found a perfectly preserved Cold War-era bunker in the backyard of their new home that was still stocked with now-vintage items, providing a window into the past.
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Atomic Bomb Fallout Helps Solve Brain Mystery

Atomic Bomb Fallout Helps Solve Brain Mystery | Cold War History | Scoop.it
The mushroom clouds produced by more than 500 nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have had a silver lining, after all.
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Moscow Hotel In the Soviet Years | English Russia

Moscow Hotel In the Soviet Years | English Russia | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
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Margaret Thatcher’s Infamous Soviet Interview

Margaret Thatcher’s Infamous Soviet Interview | Cold War History | Scoop.it
In 1987, Thatcher was given a rare opportunity to appear on Soviet television. The interview she gave sent shock waves through the Soviet Union.
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Amateur space enthusiasts may have discovered missing Soviet ...

Amateur space enthusiasts may have discovered missing Soviet ... | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Photos captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may provide new clues about a Soviet spacecraft that mysteriously vanished 40 years ago. In a press release published Thursday, NASA credited...
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The bizarre bunkerization of communist Albania

The bizarre bunkerization of communist Albania | Cold War History | Scoop.it
Under communism, Albania was in a near perpetual state of paranoia, formally at war with neighboring Greece, and firmly under the control of dictator Enver Hoxha. Reflecting its leader's military...
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It's official! Stalin died of natural causes: Autopsy published for first time says Soviet leader suffocated after suffering a stroke

It's official! Stalin died of natural causes: Autopsy published for first time says Soviet leader suffocated after suffering a stroke | Cold War History | Scoop.it
The post-mortem report was held under lock and key in the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History, but has now been released 60 years after the tyrant's death at the age of 73.
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