Two of our staffers, a certified historian and a borderline zoomer/faculty of journalism graduate, recently watched Hulu’s new TV show ‘The Great’, which fantasizes about the famous Russian empress Catherine the Great’s life. And they ended up with completely contradicting opinions about it.
The Soviet Union consisted of 16 republics, each of which had a unique local flavor, yet all of them were building communism together. What did it look like? Let’s take a look at the five Central Asian Soviet Socialist Republics: Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen, and Tajik.
‘Frau Black Death’ - this is how the Nazis referred to Evdokiya Zavaliy. Wounded four times, concussed twice, she was eventually awarded four battle orders, multiple medals, and even became an honorary citizen of eight European cities.