After Little Boy was dropped in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city gained international attention because it was a deliberate move by the United States (to win the war) that caused massive, unprecedented destruction. What followed the bombing, which …

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The Stillborn Plan of High School Not only the expanded national park disrupted Palestinians plan of expanding the overcrowded town to its outskirt, it also ended their hopes of constructing the first high school in the region. There is no …

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The framework of “Friendship of nations” was suggested by Leonid Brezhnev. With the reference to his speech the Whole country is with Tashkent, he claimed that “a number of union republics and regions of the country expressed their willingness to support …

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This book is written by Paul Lendvai, who is an author and journalist, expertise in the Eastern and Southeastern Europe and wrote a series of the journal regarding the communist party. He was once a member of the Communist Party …

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Source: Raab, Nigel A. (2017). All Shook Up: The Shifting Soviet Response to Catastrophes, 1917-1991. Montreal and Kingston, London and Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press

This article provides a glimpse of how Soviet propaganda reported the earthquake happening in Tashkent, as the news about a natural disaster happening in the USSR was seldom mentioned. The first part explained the government took advantage of the earthquake …

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