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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Soviet-style Military Museum in Beijing © 2014, MyChinaTours

When the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949, Mao was in a hurry to re-build a country and Beijing was his first target to practice his ideologies in communist city planning. A lots of architects from the USSR …

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