Bašta gave an interview to the Russians: the EU is a failed copy of the Soviet Union

“The irony is that the current European Union is in many ways a failed copy of the Soviet Union,” said Bašta in conversation. According to him, the European Parliament is similar to the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, which was the highest body of state power in the USSR between 1938 and 1989 and … Read more

In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more

Russian hockey mourns. The two-time world champion with the Soviet choir has died

His former club Spartak Moscow announced the death of the former striker on its website. “Sad news came this morning. After a long illness, at the age of 77, the legendary striker of Spartak and the USSR national team, Alexander Martynyuk, died,” the statement reads. Martynyuk won the title of world champion twice, and three … Read more

The Kyshtym disaster: The Soviets kept the giant nuclear accident a secret, guarding the site to this day

Secret “Chernobyl”. 45 years ago, Czechoslovakia experienced its own nuclear accident When, thanks to the protests of intellectuals from the Soviet Union and abroad, he went “free” again and was able to travel to England, the Soviet regime decided that it would be best to get rid of Medvedev permanently. Fortunately for him, he was … Read more

One of the strangest athletes in history. He single-handedly defeated Russia 50 years ago

In the atmosphere of the intensified Cold War, in the summer of 1972 in Reykjavík, Iceland, the reigning champion from the USSR Boris Spassky and the American Bobby Fischer fought for the title of world chess champion. To this day, it is one of the most famous duels in the history of sports. The victory … Read more

The last head of the KGB has died. He showed the Americans where they had the wiretaps

You can also listen to the article in audio version. On Sunday, Vadim Bakatin, the last chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB), died in Moscow at the age of 85. Under his leadership, the once powerful and feared Soviet secret police split into several separate intelligence services. This was reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the … Read more

“We are two worlds that don’t understand each other.” According to reporter Rožánek, Russia is happy about the war — ČT24 — Czech Television

The losses of the Russian army are not discussed at all in the Russian media, and only reports from the Ministry of Defense or the General Staff reach the public space. “In other words, what the army publishes is the truth,” Rožánek describes the Russian perspective. “As soon as you say anything else, it’s a … Read more

Just: The end of “denazification”. Putin unobtrusively changes his strategy, the Russians applaud him

At the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke mainly about the need for denazification. But now he is backing away from this concept and is rather defending his actions with the idea of ​​imperialism. “This is a clearer and more tangible message for the Russians. It does them good, because … Read more

The secret of Putin’s underground. Luxury bunkers are also supposed to survive the nuclear war

“Every bald bastard climbs up on TV every morning and tells us about the weapons Ukraine will scare when it sees them. I’m telling you, (…) it’s a useless rat in a bunker. ” Verify authenticity recordings a telephone conversation between two Russian soldiers, whose loyalty on the battlefield gets on the tailcoat, can hardly … Read more

They came to Terezín with a flag of the USSR. Because of Ukraine, the Russians are not welcome

The police stand by them. Due to the continuing Russian invasion of Ukraine this year, the director of the Terezín Memorial, Jan Roubínek, did not invite representatives of Russia and Belarus. Photo: Terezín Memorial Today’s ordeal in Terezín. “I hope it’s just a provocation,” said Terezín Memorial spokesman Stanislav Lada. According to him, some people … Read more