Soviet Newspaper On Goldwater and The Beatles

Beetles-drummers and Beetle the Candidate. British quartet The Beatles which can be approximately translated as the beetles-drummers, was returning to New York from a tour in Washington. A Pullman car carrying the artists was also filled with music critics, photographers and TV correspondents. During the train trip the artists were expected to discuss their viewsContinue reading “Soviet Newspaper On Goldwater and The Beatles”

In My Day: Medicine

It’s no surprise that I find a lot in common with people 30 year older than me – we share similar memories. But since I am physically not old enough to retire to a front porch where I’d whittle and chase kids off my lawn, occasionally telling educational “in my day…” stories to anyone who would listen, I have toContinue reading “In My Day: Medicine”

Old Newspapers: Red Satellite Up With Dog

On November 3, 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik II timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Sputnik II was bigger and better than Sputnik I and carried a dog Laika – the first animal to orbit the Earth. The American headlines did not suffer from subtlety and political correctnessContinue reading “Old Newspapers: Red Satellite Up With Dog”

Behind The Iron Curtain: Stalin’s Corpse Moves Out Of The Tomb

When Stalin died in 1953, his body was placed into the Tomb where he played Felix Unger to Lenin’s Oscar Madison for the next 8 years. They spruced up the front with Stalin’s name:

USSR in American Magazine Covers

Some of those are pretty amusing. In no particular order. 1956 – Khrushchev denounces Stalin, as pointed out by the Kremlin tower standing on Stalin’s portrait. Previously Stalin’s portrait on the floor – years and years of Gulag, or worse. Roses are wrapped in the Soviet newspaper “Pravda” (Truth).