The photographer and his family suffered under the repressive regime, but his images of children find a spirit that escapes propaganda
— Read on www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/nov/07/the-big-picture-antanas-sutkus-captures-childhood-defiance-in-soviet-lithuania
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.
— Read on www.rferl.org/a/open-media-russia-websites-news-mbkh-foreign-agents-khodorkovsky/31394446.html
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
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/
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