Tag Archives: USSR

20 Jan
Why on earth would you call your baby tank? Or electricity? It may perhaps surprise you, but in the past dozens of Russian couples picked exactly these names for their new-born children. The reason behind such bizarre choices is not that hard to understand: in Soviet times the keywords were “devotion to the regime” and ...
22 Apr
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: The Man Who Created Cheka Lenin (22/04/1870 – 21/01/1924) is certainly one of the most famous personalities and the most important in the history of the twentieth century and the history of Russia. Revolutionary, political theorist and a man of Russian state, he is at the roof of the Soviet idea of class ...