During the Stalinist era, the Soviet leadership decided to award a Peace Prize to foreigners, regardless of their political views. Since its inception and until the collapse of the USSR, the prize was awarded to these eight Americans, as well as to many other foreigners.
Valentin Khukhlayev (1916-2010) worked for 50 years as the Soviet TASS news agency photographer. He visited plants, construction works, sport competitions, big festivities and parades, as well as automobile, navy and aviation shows. Here are some of his most iconic photos that reflect the spirit of time.
We often encounter entire sets of rules in foreign languages, not present in our own. And, however smart we may be, the outright absence of a particular rule might slow down our learning process. We discuss one such case here.