• World War One – Episode 1. Documentary Film. Historical Reenactment. StarMedia. English Subtitles
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    World War One – Episode 1. Documentary Film. Historical Reenactment. StarMedia. English Subtitles

    Autumn of 1914. A troop train was on its way from Odessa Overcrowded coaches were filled with soldiers and bursting from loud chatter, letting a young 15 year old boy go completely unnoticed as he hid underneath the bunks. With nothing but a bundle of dried bread and a change of clothes, the boy was in pursuit of his dream to become a real hero, whatever it took. An new kind of war had come to Russia Unlike any war humankind had seen before. A war of machines and airplanes… The first war of armored battleships and gigantic zeppelins… The first war of tanks and poison gas… This young boy…

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    Gulags explained 😔🇷🇺 Prison camps in the Soviet Union

    Right, so here I am, with my audio guide on. The gulags, introduced by Lenin after he came to power in 1917, were concentration camps unique at the time because they were the first to imprison their are citizens in particular political dissidents in the name of re-education. However, it was under Stalin from 1930 that the gulags officially become established, seeing a huge increase in prisoners and an extreme worsening of living conditions involving beatings, rape, working to exhaustion, inadequate warmth and clothing, and starvation, with prisoners resorting to eating dogs, rats, and in one instance each other. Stalin’s key development, though, was to repurpose the gulags to bring…

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    Inside the Arctic Military Base at the Center of U.S.-Russia Tensions | WSJ

    (dramatic music) – Decreased Arctic sea ice has resulted in increased human activity, both from Russian and from China. – We’re really on the front lines of what I would consider kind of a red dawn or Cold War type mindset. – The Russians are pushing and probing and seeing what they can achieve here. The U.S. is trying to figure out how best to defend against that sort of aggression. – The need for the ice breaker is both from a commercial side, from a search and rescue side, and from a military side. – 24/7, 365, we’re here with pilots and maintainers, ready to get these airplanes airborne…

  • Perm-36, soviet labor camp
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    Perm-36, soviet labor camp

    I was arrested just before New Year’s, in December 1974 I was taken to Perm 36 a little over a year later at the start of January 1976 I spent a year in Vilnius under investigation There were 17 counts against me I can’t remember them all now There was absolutely nothing in them, except for one – the main charge they had against me, the reason for the investigation and everything that happened afterward The first night was more dramatic I arrived in Perm late at night and spent the night in the city prison I met a guy there who was from the same cell block they were…

  • The Horrible Life of People In Soviet Gulags
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    The Horrible Life of People In Soviet Gulags

    The Soviet Gulag, infamous slave labor camps that persisted for three decades and killed hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens. Years after the fall of the Soviet Union and the lifting of the iron curtain, details on the Soviet gulag can still be hard to come across, and survivors even rarer. Most prisoners were worked to death or so malnourished or crippled by their experience that their lifespans was cut tragically short even after release. Hello and welcome to another episode of The Infographics Show, today we’re taking a look at what life inside the Soviet gulag was like. First established in 1919, the Gulag was created by Vladimir Lenin…

  • How Military No Fly Zones Are Actually Enforced
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    How Military No Fly Zones Are Actually Enforced

    The date is 1994, and two years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the repercussions of the sudden fall of the Iron Curtain are still rippling across Eastern Europe. In the former nation of Yugoslavia civil war has broken out, and now several factions vie for power, each seeking to carve out an independent nation for themselves. With the UN’s backing, NATO has rushed to contain the fighting and aid the streams of refugees fleeing the violence. With all sides in the conflict targeting civilians, the UN approved the creation of a no-fly zone over former Yugoslavia. Unfortunately the UN stopped short of allowing NATO to enforce the no-fly…

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    NATO vs Soviet Union – Who Would Win? Military / Army Comparison

    The year is 1989 and in just 2 years the Soviet Union and its mighty Warsaw Pact would collapse politically, seeing an end to the Cold War and a defacto NATO victory- but what would have happened if the Soviet Union had seen its own coming demise and made a desperate bid to defeat NATO? The rules of this wargame will include no use of nuclear weapons and assume that China- with simmering hostilities against the Soviet Union- remained neutral, limiting the conflict to strictly the Soviet Union, its Warsaw Pact allies, and NATO. Overall the Warsaw Pact enjoyed a numerological advantage over NATO in most military categories except naval…