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How were Soviet nuclear weapons controlled?

Since Soviet Nuclear Command and Control Structure is a vast topic to discuss, I would point to the following list of historical intelligence documents: CIA: Soviet Military Power: Second Edition - ...
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When was Joseph Alsop article 'Another Hitler-Time?' published in the Washington Post?

The essay is in the Washington Post archives, here is the citation from the "Cite" link on that page: Alsop, Joseph. "Another Hitler-Time?: Mr. Alsop Writes a Syndicated Monthly Column.&...
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Did Gosplan use Sears Roebuck and similar catalogues to "fix prices"?

Wikipedia suggests that in East Germany (where the Office for prices was separate from the central Planning Committee), prices for some goods were indeed set by looking at prices in other countries. ...
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Which Soviet resolution rejected "laughter for laughter's sake"?

There are several earlier references, but given the timeline this appears to be regarding this Orgburo resolution about the magazine Krokodil (rather than the 1946 one about Zvezda). The resolution ...
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Why were so many Soviet films shot in 1938–39 about a future German invasion?

TL;DR the Soviet Union was preparing for war against Nazi Germany, on a timeline that exceeded the span of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. This is discussed in some detail in this thesis by Olga ...
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Help identify details from a Soviet military uniform?

This photo is of a junior sergeant from between 1957 and 1970: First of all, it cannot be from before 1955, when the badge on the shoulder board was placed in the center of the board. The placement ...
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Why wasn’t the USSR “rebranded” communist?

The Soviet Union kind of did brand itself as communist, as the ruling party's officials name was the Communist Party of the Union of Soviet Socialist Repubics. Whether the Soviet government was ...
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Ranking Eastern Europe Communist regimes by severity of repression

The issue you're going to have with this question is that "severity of repression" is very subjective. Libertarians, Conservatives, and Social Liberals all have very different views of what ...
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Ranking Eastern Europe Communist regimes by severity of repression

It depends on the period - the repressions in the USSR have softened after Stalin's death, the regime arguably becoming less oppressive than some of its western allies. I've read somewhere that ...
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What happened to schizophrenics in the USSR?

While the Soviet Union was communist, it was far from progressive in the ways it treated the less fortunate. Documents leaked from the USSR before the country's collapse report that psychiatry was ...
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What happened to schizophrenics in the USSR?

First thing to consider is that in the Soviet era there were no universal legislative controls on handling of psychiatric patients as Wikipedia article on mental health in Russia states: During the ...
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