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In 1985, newly elected General Secretary of the Communist Party, Mikhail Gorbachev, started the anti-alcohol campaign. This quick and intense campaign attempted to solve a problem that had been effecting Russia for hundreds of years: alcoholism. Today I want to give a little background of the problem, how it effected the Soviet Union both sociallyContinue reading “Why Did They Ban the Booze?”
I was pretty excited to see the Soviet–Afghan War in the event timeline for this week. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has always interested me and this made the perfect excuse to do some more research about it. What I found especially interesting was the similarities that this war had with the Vietnam war. IContinue reading “Afghanistan, the Vietnam of the Soviet Union”
- Why Did They Ban the Booze?
- Afghanistan, the Vietnam of the Soviet Union
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- The Last Emir of Bukhara and a Failed Reform
- My First Blog Post
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