Tag: Soviet Union

Russians want communism back

When the Soviet Union was dismantled (it did not collapse) in 1991, over the expressed opposition of 76% of voters, its unfortunate population was plunged into a unique and distressing historical experiment: they got to compare communism and capitalism up close and personal. Such clear and  well-defined experiments […]

Bitter Truth

One of the H-bomb accusations against communism is that Stalin deliberately created a horrific famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33, killing millions. Supposedly this was done to crush peasant resistance to forced agricultural collectivization and to destroy Ukrainian nationalism. This story has been around since the 1930s, when […]

Bridge of Lies

Recently I watched the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. This movie is about several famous Cold War episodes: the capture and prosecution of a Russian spy in the United States, the capture and prosecution of an American spy in the Soviet Union, and the successful efforts to […]