Soviet Union

Truth? WTF Is That?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAt a time when the American public seems to be more ignorant than ever, the tools of deception have become more sophisticated.We live in an age of scams that trick the senses. Photos can be altered, films and videos can be manipulated to an exquisite degree of realism.

Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster That Helped Destroy a Regime

When the Chernobyl nuclear accident rattled the world and destroyed the myth of safe nuclear power in 1986, Serhii Plokhy was a young history professor who lived downwind from the power plant. Soviet leaders reflexively covered up the deadly incident but were forced to reveal some information because Sweden and other countries detected radiation from the releases at Chernobyl.Today, Plokhy is professor of Ukrainian history and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard.

Beyond Left and Right, Beyond Red and White: Framing the Liberation War in Donbass

 By: Nina Kouprianova Beyond Left and Right, Beyond Red and White: Framing the Liberation War in Donbass ( originally published here ) “There are no separate Russia or Ukraine, but one Holy Rus” – Elder Iona of Odessa The year 2014 saw an unprecedented surge of patriotism in contemporary Russia, which resulted in popularizing the notion [&;]