Soviet Union

Documentary about The Winter War 1939 (Soviet Union vs Finland )

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A very well documented documentary about the Winter War fought back in 1939. About defensive war and great guerilla tactics to fight a more powerful army. The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939–1940. It…


Documentary "Khrushchev Does America"

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Documentary "Khrushchev Does America" is a 2013 film by Tim Toidze.  The story of the unconditional, no-holds-barred tour of America by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, leader of World Communism and America's arch nemesis, during 13 sun-filled…


Documentary Around the World by Graf Zeppelin (1929 footage)

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Documentary Around the World by Zeppelin is a film by Dutch director Ditteke Mensink made first aired on BBC Four in 2010. This was one of the most interesting and quality films I've watched lately. The story is about Graf Zeppelin flight around…


Average Monthly Salary in Former Soviet Union Republics 2016

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About two years ago I first compared average monthly salary in Former Soviet Union Republics. Now, two years later, I decided to compare again. I was surprised after seeing results. Let me explain. First - call it as you wish - major world economic…


Brethren Cemetery ensemble in Nīkrāce (Latvia)

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It was hard for me to decide should I put this place as a tourist attraction or as a military heritage, I opted for the second one. You see, things related to WW2, especially like Brethren Cemeteries is hard to call tourist attractions, right? So,…


GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

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The GDP of the former Soviet Union countries has been a topic of interest for many economists, politicians, and individuals alike. The economic performance of these countries is seen as an indicator of their growth and development. In 2013, the GDP…


GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 marked the beginning of a new era for the countries of the former Soviet Union. With the fall of the Soviet regime, many of these countries were left to fend for themselves, struggling to build new economies…


Inequality of Minimum Wages in Former Soviet Union: An Updated Look in 2014

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It has been six months since I last analyzed the minimum wages in the former Soviet Union. Although it is not a major factor in economic growth, the minimum wage is still a relevant indicator in understanding a country's economic status. In my…


Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze died at 86

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<p>Today at 12:00, Tbilisi time - former president of Georgia Eduard Shevarnadze after continues illness has died.&nbsp;</p><p>Many including me - remember Eduard Shevarndadze not only as president of Georgia, but also as a…


Romania: An Overview of its Economy and EU Membership (2014)

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Yesterday I took a brief overview of Moldova, and today I'm eager to dive into the neighboring country of Romania. Romania is a full-fledged member of the European Union since 2007, together with Bulgaria, and is considered one of the poorest…