Neatorama Posts Tagged "ussr"
The Man Who Thought He Could Walk Into Soviet Russia...

Newcomb Mott was a 27-year-old world traveler in 1...  ...chase vodka. Mott didn't have a visa to visit the USSR , but he figured the border guard might at least s...  ...ewcomb Mott illegally crossed the border into the USSR in 1965, aiming to collect a new stamp on his pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/03/The-Man-Who-Thought-He-Could-Walk-Into-Soviet-Russia/
An Animated History Of Russia...

Russia is constantly in the news these days, and people can't seem to agree on whether Putin's trying to bring back the Iron Curtain or whether he's coming around to the idea of being a part of the global community.This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/19/An-Animated-History-Of-Russia/
How the Soviets Revolutionized Wristwatches...

Of course there are folks who collect vintage wris...  ...y, went out of business but were bought up by the USSR in 1930.Three Soviets traveled to Canton, Ohio, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/14/How-the-Soviets-Revolutionized-Wristwatches/
A Collection of Soviet Movies Online...

The site Советские Movies offers a wide variety of movies made in the Soviet Union before it collapsed in 1991. Select a comedy, romance, drama, science fiction movie, adventure, or cartoon. Each has a descripti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/31/A-Collection-of-Soviet-Movies-Online/
What It Was Like To Buy And Own A Car In The USSR

A big part of living in the erstwhile USSR was dealing with shortages, waiting lists, and a...  ...the industry, company size and the region of the USSR . If anything, five cars per year is an overly opt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/22/What-It-Was-Like-To-Buy-And-Own-A-Car-In-The-USSR/
The Weird And Wonderful Bus Stops From Soviet Era Russia...

The Soviet era in Russia is known for its lack of civil liberties, business and industry being controlled by the Soviet government and the Communist party ruling with an iron fist.But for some reason when it came to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/15/The-Weird-And-Wonderful-Bus-Stops-From-Soviet-Era-Russia/
The Effect of Hollywood on Historical Perspective...

Pollsters asked French citizens who contributed th...  ...e war, and as least as many civilians, making the USSR the country with the highest casualties of all. C...  ...ude the Pacific theater. The effectiveness of the USSR in defeating the Nazis is colored by the utter br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/24/The-Effect-of-Hollywood-on-Historical-Perspective/
Soviet Toys- Russia's First Animated Film...

(Video Link)In 1924 the Soviet Union was in its infancy, and the glorious leaders in charge used communist ideology and propaganda to keep the people going along with their master plan.One such tool for getting their mes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/05/Soviet-Toys-Russias-First-Animated-Film/
Voskhod 2's Perilous Landing...

Life as a cosmonaut in the early days of the Soviet space program was difficult. The crew of the Voskhod 2 mission in 1965 had to not only perform a difficult space mission (featuring the world's first EVA), but then lan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/22/Voskhod-2s-Perilous-Landing/
Pattern Baldness in Russian Leadership...

If you haven't taken the mental_floss quiz on Soviet leaders yet (and want to), go do that before reading this post, because it contains spoilers. Neatoramanaut Stubb left a comment that blew my mind. I'm pretty sure mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/01/pattern-baldness-in-russian-leadership/




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