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Jul
18
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
@jwenting "it was typically valid for only a single trip" - what???
Jul
14
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Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
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Jul
7
comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
"Finland was in 1939 and through the war years a small democratic country" - wrong. It was a dictatorship.
Jul
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
@Michael are you sane? I was talking about residence registration
Jul
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
Germany also has residence registration. I think the Russian one was borrowed from Germany.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay but saying Russians would not want to settle there being a major problem is also wrong. Russians simply did not choose where to settle. They settled where the government decided to build plants, factories and place military units.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
maybe only in regards of navy but it for instace had the only nuclear plant in the region.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay, but most who migrated there were associated with industly, power production and navy rather than seeking a place for plasant life.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
As it has been already mentioned in other answers, most of Russians moved to the Baltic republics after the resistence was already over, that is mostly after 1970.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
In the USSR it was quite established that Lithuania was less anti-Russian than Latvia and Estonia, so -1
Jun
29
comment How did ethnic Turkish people embrace Islam?
@SigueSigueBen and in sanskrit it meant a buddhist monk.
Jun
25
answered What did the Soviets know about the Hunger Plan during WWII?
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
You may be interested in this hypothesis: history.stackexchange.com/a/5658/466
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
That the famine was "intentionally orchestrated" is not a scientific point of view. It is not considered by any professional historian. Hundres of letters between Stalin and Kosior and others show that the famine was a surprise and the cause was not known (because the harvest was good). Stalin questioned the subordinates.
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
@Bregalad if he wanted to kill Ukrainians, then why he demanded to take measures to combat hunger from Kosior and others in the letters?
Jun
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