Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games

In 1974 the International Olympic Committee awarded the Soviet Union with the great opportunity to host the Summer Olympic Games of 1980 to Moscow. Unfortunately for Moscow the Olympic Games in 1980 would go down in history because of the politics that would arise before any of the games had even been started. The United States would end up leading a boycott of these Olympic … Continue reading Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games

The H-Bomb!

On August 12, 1953 the Soviet Union successfully detonated their first hydrogen bomb at the Semipalatinsk test site in northern Kazakhstan. One important thing about the Hydrogen bomb  they created was that it was the Soviet Unions own original design, unlike the atomic bomb they dropped whose design was stolen from the United States through espionage. Stalin placed the highest priority on the Soviets nuclear … Continue reading The H-Bomb!

Out With the Old in With the New

The New Economic Policy After the Bolsheviks victory in the Russian Civil War, one of the Bolsheviks main goals they wanted to achieve was to rebuild their shattered economy. The Russian civil war left their nation in pieces, the economy was in ruins and the citizens faced terrible economic hardships. Vladimir Lenin took note of this and knew that he needed to do something to … Continue reading Out With the Old in With the New

Cathedral of the Nativity

  This picture was taken in 1912 by the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. The picture is of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which is located in the town of Suzdal in Vladimir Oblast, Russia. The history in Suzdal dates back to 1024, making Suzdal one of the oldest Russian towns.  At one point in time Suzdal was functioning as the capital when … Continue reading Cathedral of the Nativity