During the Cold War, did Communist countries produce informational films for internal consumption about civil defense or survival in case of nuclear attack, like Duck and Cover
or Protect and Survive
? What about India and Pakistan? If so, are they available to view anywhere?
posted by Small Dollar
on Sep 3, 2014 -
Did the United States ever have a plan to invade Russia or any part of the Soviet Union? [more inside]
posted by mousepad
on Jan 8, 2013 -
Does anyone remember a big pink-, blue-, and white-striped shopping bag popular in developing countries in the '80s/'90s? It felt like waxed straw, or something Tyvek-y. It had handles, and was often big enough to cover a whole suitcase. [more inside]
posted by taramosalata
on Nov 2, 2011 -
In the book A People's Tragedy
, there was a very slight mention of early economic structures that appeared in Russia before the enforced collectivization. This structure was centered on local levels, around rural-urban cooperation. Farms outside city limits would send in food, and the city would send out necessary industrial goods. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ
on May 16, 2010 -
On September 4, 1974 the bodies of 6 Soviet sailors were recovered by the US Navy while clandestinely surveying
the wreckage of submarine K-129
. In 1992 CIA director Robert Gates "...as a gesture of intent, a symbol of a new era... carried with [him, on a state visit with Boris Yeltsin] the Soviet naval flag that had shrouded the coffins... [and] a videotape of their burial at sea, complete with prayers for the dead and the Soviet national anthem—-a dignified and respectful service even at the height of the Cold War."
Where/how can I watch this videotape?
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Apr 8, 2010 -
How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 26, 2009 -
How do lawyers work in newly formed (or reformed) countries with new political systems, like Eastern Europe after the USSR, or Iraq or Timor-Leste today? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Mar 7, 2007 -
I am looking for books written by True-Believers in the old Soviet Union (published in English). I'm doing some research regarding the former Soviet Union and, obviously, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of books reviling the former Soviet Union. I have found only one defending the USSR and its system: the memoirs of Yegor Ligachev.
Can anybody help with books written from a pro-USSR viewpoint (since the fall)?
Many thanks in advance!
posted by Gerard Sorme
on Jan 9, 2007 -
In Soviet Union, $noun $verbs you! What is the origin of this meme? It's everywhere online. Searching google and mefi/askmefi havn't helped... someone must know!
posted by adzm
on May 6, 2005 -
I'm looking for nonfiction accounts of daily civilian life in the former Soviet Union / Eastern Bloc nations. Please recommend some titles. Thanks!
posted by pieoverdone
on Apr 10, 2005 -