Category Archives: Stalin

The Unseen Red Army, part one

The images below are from a small treasure trove of photos I recently obtained from a seller in Lithuania. They offer candid and hitherto unpublished glimpses into the lives of Red Army soldiers from the time of the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s “hustle”

Some years ago, a fellow traveler broke down the relationship between the working class and the employing class for me with a rather succinct explanation. “The hustle,” he said, “is that the bosses try to get as much work out of … Continue reading

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The Red Army in Vienna

A friend who recently traveled to Vienna, Austria sent me some photos he took of the city’s monuments to the Red Army. The main monument (depicted in the bottom two photos) is the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, which serves as a … Continue reading

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