Tag Archives: Soviet Union

WWII: Soviet Air Force



The abandoned city of Pripyat



Article: The Tsar Bomba (Big Ivan)


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Soviet Union’s ‘Big Ivan,’ the greatest atomic weapon ever made and exploded.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/07/the-story-of-the-tsar-bomba/


Article: Soviet Union – Nazino Island


The link below is to an article that looks at Stalin’s Nazino Island in the Soviet Union.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/nazino


Article: 1983 – Stanislav Petrov Prevented Nuclear War


The link below is to an article that looks at the possibility of nuclear war in 1983 and how Stanislav Petrov prevented it from happening.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/143192


Article: The Soviet Union’s Spies


The link below is to an article that looks at the Soviet Union’s spies in the United Kingdom and the USA during the Cold War.

For more visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Spies-Who-Spilled-Atomic-Bomb-Secrets.html


Article: A Look Back in Time – Former Soviet Military Bases


The link below is to an article (with photos) that reports on a number of former Soviet military bases and the state they are now in.

For more visit:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-haunting-photographs-abandoned-soviet-military-bases-0


Article: ‘German’ Tank Recovered from Lake


The following article reports on the recovery of a German WWII Tank from a lake in Estonia. The tank was actually a Soviet-built T34/76A tank that had been captured and used by the Germans near Johvi, Estonia. The article has some amazing photos of the recovered tank.

For more, visit:
http://dalesdesigns.net/tank.htm


Today in History: 25 February 1947


Germany: Prussia is No More

On this day in 1947, the German state of Prussia was removed from the map. The complex story of Prussia and Germany came to an official end with Law #46 of the Allied Control Council following the German defeat in World War II. Prussia was divided up and formed parts of other states including both East and West Germany, as well as Poland and the Soviet Union.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia


Today in History: 27 January 1944


WWII Siege of Leningrad by Germany Ends

On this day in 1944, the siege of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) by German Army Group North in World War II, was brought to an end by Soviet forces. The siege had lasted for 872 days. There were heavy losses on both sides during the siege.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Leningrad


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