Two online publications and a legal aid group backed by exiled Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky announced they were ceasing operations on August 5 after the sites were blocked by Russian authorities.
The Institute of Modern Russia is committed to strengthening respect for human rights, the rule of law, and civil society.
— Read on www.imrussia.org/en/opinions/3321-sergei-guriev-“we-may-already-be-seeing-russia’s-return-to-the-repressive-dictatorship-of-the-20th-century”
Islandic folk band, Of Monsters and Men released their latest song, “Destroyer”, both to stream and as lyric video via YouTube. The video captures a mammoth of a statue, it’s intriguing as you don’t know what the architecture is (or whether it’s a statue). It’s subtle hints reminisce of the former Soviet bloc
— Read on music.mxdwn.com/2021/04/10/news/of-monsters-and-men-share-slow-burning-new-song-destroyer/
Russia’s non-strategic nukes are premised on U.S. conventional military superiority.
— Read on nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-has-massive-amount-tactical-nuclear-weapons-why-182433
The recent diplomatic flurry may not deter the Russian president.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/putin-again-threatens-war-with-ukraine-the-west-must-be-ready-to-respond/2021/04/08/7f292d8e-96f4-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html
Seventy years ago, the Korean War changed the day American pilots had to face the Soviet’s MiG-15; one is held by the National Air and Space Museum
— Read on www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/seventy-years-ago-soviet-mig-15s-attacked-american-pilots-180977440/
Possessions of designer Sergey Korolev handed over to Kazan Museum of Soviet Life
— Read on m.realnoevremya.com/articles/5397-possessions-of-designer-korolev-handed-over-to-kazan-museum-of-soviet-life
A 1991 adaptation of The Lord of The Rings made in the Soviet Union has been rescued from the archives and uploaded to YouTube. It’s a magnificent thing, full of bad special effects and Soviet mood music. Here are some of the best parts.
— Read on www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/4/7/22371380/soviet-era-lord-of-the-rings-tv-adaptation-low-budget-delight