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Russians singing about Money…. the-official-kgb tell me: Is this real Communism? I am laughing so hard right now. I can’t stop watching this video.

Here I am at the MAKS-2015 international aerospace show holding a giant fucking motorized flying axe. This could not possibly be any more Russian unless it were powered by vodka. Can anyone confirm that this is powered by vodka? Fuck it, I am taking this back to the Kremlin either way.

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Team Fortress 2 - The Wrong Side of Heaven P16 and P17. Read from beginning. Fan-made comic about Heavy and his family during detention in prisoners camp. Reading from right to left. Bigger size HERE Enjoy reading!

(Official TF2 comics updated Monday?! And, I used wrong word in my comic, commandant and not commander. Stupid dictionary!)

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“Belarus has calmed down a lot on the other hand. Though she still tends to zone out a lot, just like when she was younger… It’s kinda cute. As for getting stuck? I wouldn’t mind either of them, they are my sisters and I love them, obviously. Even if neither of them are perfect, nor am I.” 

The revolution was fought not only for social equality but also for the
equality of the sexes. In the social order of imperial Russia women were second-class citizens, dependent on men. Perhaps for that reason, women played an extraordinarily significant role in the revolutionary movement. Like all socialists, the Bolsheviks in theory were committed to bringing about equality of the sexes. After coming to power, the new government introduced an enlightened set of laws that greatly eased divorce, allowed abortion, and made marriage a civil affair. While some feminists wanted the government to play a more active role, the leading Bolsheviks were content to leave the establishment of genuine equality to the arrival of a classless society

Although proportionately fewer of them died, the years of war, revolution, and civil war were hard for women. A demographic imbalance began that lasted for most of the rest of the century: Russia had many more women than men. The First World War forced a large number of women to take jobs in factories; between 1913 and 1920 the percentage of women in the urban labor force doubled. Then, as a result of chronic unemployment, many women were fired, and at the end of the NEP period the percentage of women in industrial labor was practically the same as before the First World War. During the war, when men were away in the army, women had to do their work and were left alone to take care of the children. When the peasants distributed the land of the landlords in 1917, women also benefited;
however, as soldiers returned from the front and the communes redistributed the land, women often lost what they had acquired.

Bolshevik emancipatory attempts found little sympathy among women, especially in the countryside. What most women wanted was not easier divorce, but protection of the family in difficult times. Paradoxically, while utopian Bolshevik leaders talked about the disappearance of the family, in fact the opposite happened: men and women craved personal security and married in record numbers. The large number of marriages can only partially be explained by the fact that young people during the war had postponed weddings. After all, in the rest of Europe presumably the same phenomenon obtained, yet in 1919 Russia had the highest marriage rate in the world.

—  A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, Peter Kenez

anonymous asked:

What was your favourite cartoon growing up?

ну погоди, not gonna lie. and when i was like 4, me & my cousin accidentally discovered cartoon network and watched the shit outta it even though we didnt understand a word of english. courage the cowardly dog was The shit tho, it was fucked up and disturbing & i loved it a lot

Forcing the peasants to give up their way of life was a turning point in Soviet history. Even before this, the regime had suppressed civil liberties. Singling out millions of human beings who had committed no wrong, participated in no opposition movement, just because they belonged to a vaguely defined category, however, was a new departure, a new violation of a moral code. How were the Soviet leaders capable of such a crime? With their constant talk about class struggle in the previous decade, the Bolsheviks had unwittingly prepared themselves. They had convinced themselves that the kulaks were determined “class enemies” who were innately hostile to the Soviet order and who had successfully mobilized the bulk of the peasantry against them. The regime established a bloody precedent. The great bloodletting of the later 1930s, in which millions of human beings lost their lives, probably could not have occurred without this earlier atrocity. Mass murder for vaguely defined political goals became a possibility – this was the most important legacy of collectivization.
—  A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, Peter Kenez
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The final minute of the “Miracle on Ice.”

Chills. Every time.