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June 5th, 2024 - 7:05 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Tomorrow marks D-Day, and we’ve learned nothing

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We’re now four generations removed from that fateful day, and only a handful of its veterans are still alive to remind us of the lessons America should learn from that war. Before World War 2, America was isolationist, and caught [...]

June 5th, 2024 - 4:15 am § in Russia

Full-length movie: Lenin: The Train (1988). In English

In his 1964 biography, The Life and Death of Lenin, Robert Payne described Lenin as a “specter” whose impact on history “haunts the world.” The Bolshevik revolution was made possible by the German government’s decision in 1917 to smuggle Lenin across Germany in a sealed[...]

June 4th, 2024 - 1:19 pm § in Russia

PHOTOGRAPHY: Soviet housing

Isn’t communism *wonderful*?? Of course, this photo isn’t representative of all Soviet housing; there also were Gulag barracks and leaders’ dachas. But under communist-style equality, where the masses are equally poor, most Russians lived in drab concrete warrens like the one below[...]

June 4th, 2024 - 1:10 pm § in Humor, Russia

Protesting in Russia (video)

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June 4th, 2024 - 1:08 pm § in Humor, Russia

Russian parking rage, part 2 (video)

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June 4th, 2024 - 1:05 pm § in Humor, Russia

Russian parking rage, part 1 (video)

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June 4th, 2024 - 1:00 pm § in Humor, Russia

Russian traffic stop, part 2 (video)

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June 4th, 2024 - 1:41 am § in Humor, Russia

Russian traffic stop, part 1 (video)

You don’t have a right to remain silent. You don’t have a right to have an attorney present. You’re going straight to the gulag! Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 30th, 2023 - 3:54 am § in Russia

Russia is whining about broken windows

A drone attack broke windows and caused slight injuries to two people in Moscow on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (see story here). Russia, outraged, blamed Ukraine, which denied it was involved. But let’s say Ukraine did it — seems fair to me. After all Russia invaded Ukraine, flattened entire c[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 4:18 am § in Russia

Full-length movie: “Tanks for Stalin” (2018). Tank races! Bandits! Nazis! Saboteur, traitor, collapsing bridge!

This movie is too delicious to pass up! In the spring of 1940, Russian engineer Michael Koshkin (a real person), lead designer of the T-34 tank, drove two prototypes from Kharkiv to Moscow, a distance of 1,200 miles. Wikipedia only says the actual trip was “grueling” (here); this English[...]