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An excellent example of how the perception of economic growth was created in Khruschev's times is Ryazan miracle. Actually, the Wikipedia article doesn't do justice to the severity of both the negative economic impact and the spread of fraud. The briefest digest: the governor promised to triple Ryazan's meat production in a year, and in order to meet the ...


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The Soviets did not know they were supplying the CIA, because Americans are adept at corporate shenanigans. From the book Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of my Years at Lockheed: Our supplier, Titanium Metals Corporation, had only limited reserves of the precious alloy, so the CIA conducted a worldwide search and using third parties and dummy ...


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According to my university lecturer* all those years ago, the main problem was not propaganda, it was accounting errors. In advanced economies, they would use value-addedd accounting. For instance, if one factory assembled a car, this would be recorded as them creating (say) £2000. If they sent it to another factory and they painted the car and increased its ...


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As far as I am aware, there is no evidence existing that supports the Germans expected a Japanese attack on Russia. However, I believe that Hitler knew at the time he made his speech declaring war on the U.S. on December 11, 1941, that Germany was in real trouble at the gates of Moscow. For this reason it is my opinion that Hitler declared war on the U.S. ...


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It is unlikely that a Soviet sub sank the Scorpion. At the time, Soviet subs were considerably more noisy and slower than American subs. To follow or shadow the Scorpion a Soviet Echo would have had to go at speeds that would have made it easily detectable by the sonar room of the Scorpion. To attack in such a situation would be extremely risky. When a ...


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The Wikipedia article on M. Gerasimov requests a citation. The source cited in the Tamerlane article is a news article from 2006 that mentions the prophecy as hearsay. Unless something else comes out, we have no proof that this isn't fabricated.


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Winston Churchill speech of October 1, 1939 (it is even on youtube): What is the second event of this first month? It is, of course, the assertion of the power of Russia. Russia has pursued a cold policy of self-interest. We could have wished that the Russian Armies should be standing on their present line as the friends and allies of Poland, ...


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and began to publish Nazi speeches. Evidently "publish Nazi speeches" is different from just quoting Hitler or any other piece of Nazi propaganda. Definitely Hitler's speeches were not available in their full form to the general public. Maybe they were published in small numbers for internal party reading, which is totally different thing. People at ...



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