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A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter in Washington, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election. Leaving aside that Russia’s influence on the election is hysterically overestimated by the critics and very little actual “hacking” was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.

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Robotics Engineer Compares Silicon Valley to Soviet Union

Anton Troynikov, a robotics engineer who apparently has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched a series of hilarious viral tweets on Thursday comparing Silicon Valley to the former Soviet Union.

In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Baruch Shub, a Holocaust survivor poses for a photo at his apartment in a senior citizens' home in Kfar Saba, Israel. While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Shub and his friends were …

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator.

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Fusion GPS Founder Unhinged: Putin Uses Jews to Control the World

Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, espoused a conspiracy theory claiming that Vladimir Putin “essentially took over the Russian Jewish community” and that Putin uses “the Jewish Diaspora” as a route for Russian influence.

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Mansour — The Premature ‘End of History’: the Fall of Soviet Union in 1991 and the Rise of China in 2017

When the Soviet Union collapsed on December 26, 1991, foreign policy pundits were eager to embrace Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” argument that the world – now in tune with peaceful victorious American ideals – would be concerned henceforth with “economic calculation, the endless solving of technical problems, environmental concerns, and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands.” But we know that not everyone around the world was, or is, eager to embrace Western liberal democracy. In fact, just about every other country has its own ideas as to how it should operate, and these ideas have little, if anything, to do with the theorizing of American savants. One such country is China.

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GLAZOV: Remembering a Dissident: Yuri Glazov

One day, when I was nine years old, my father and I were on our way to Church. As we neared the entrance, I spat on the ground. Reflexively, my dad’s arm shot out across my chest like a railway barrier, blocking my motion forward.

TO GO WITH AFP STORY "RUSSIA-HISTORY-LENIN" (FILE) -- A photograph taken in 1992 shows Soviet honour guards marching after their shift at the mausoleum of Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Moscow at the Red squere. Nearly a century after Lenin's death, his embalmed body lays …

Glazov: 3 Lessons on the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Fall

December 25 marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. On this occasion, it is urgent for us to reflect on 3 key lessons that the fall of the Evil Empire provided. They are lessons that the new incoming Trump administration must put into action immediately vis-à-vis our enemy in the terror war.

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The Soviet Union 25 Years On: ‘A Story of Crushing Tyranny and Oceans of Blood’

December 24, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the formal end of the Soviet Union as a political entity on the map of the world. A quarter of a century ago, the curtain was lowered on the 75-year experiment in “building socialism” in the country where it all began following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, led by Vladimir Lenin in November 1917…

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‘Gay Thought Police’ Like Soviet-Era Bullies

One of the core beliefs of the movement for LGBT equality has always been that anti-gay bullying, especially of young people, must end. And yet, in recent days, thousands of online comments and threats from LGBT people have been directed against two young gay men who expressed their opinions about the current presidential race.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Iskander missile launchers are driven during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. The Russian military said Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 it conducted …

Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway

While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedly marking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.

Russian cadets of the Suvorov military school parade on September 1, 2014 in Saint-Petersburg during a ceremony to mark the start of the academic year in Russia and many countries of the former Soviet Union.

Brexit: EU Going The Way Of The Soviet Union

Although the British seem ready to vote to “Bremain” in their June 23 referendum on European Union (EU) membership, the closeness of the “Brexit” caused Switzerland to withdraw its application to join and other EU states to demand referendums, as the EU seems to be going the way of the Soviet Union.

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Brexit: Win or Lose, EU Going the Way of Soviet Union

Although the polls suggest that British voters seem ready to vote “Bremain” in their June 23 referendum on European Union membership, the possibility of the “Brexit” caused Switzerland to withdraw its application to join, and other EU states to demand referendums. Win or lose, the EU seems to be going the way of the Soviet Union.