Tag Archives: Russia

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 They offer candid and hitherto unpublished glimpses into the lives of Red Army soldiers from the time of the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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Ephemera as art and history

Here’s a recent acquisition for my collection of interesting ephemera. I scored it from an online seller and although I didn’t know much about it when I purchased the item, I have learned a bit through some research. On the … Continue reading

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Tales of the Cold War: Mutually Assured Deception

Originally written in November 2005; revised and expanded April 2011 & May 2012. On November 25, 2005, the right-wing government of Poland publicized Cold War-era plans for Soviet nuclear strikes on NATO countries.  The plans were dated around 1979 and … Continue reading

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