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The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets’ misplaced…

The USSR Collapse Left Behind A Post-Apocalyptic World

The USSR Collapse Left Behind A Post-Apocalyptic World

These photographs by Rebecca Litchfield make it seem as if the apocalypse has come and gone, and the world is in complete ruins, but not quite. They’re actually photographs of countries and places that were a part of the former Soviet Union. The forgotten decay is haunting.

Old KGB Radio Intercept Stations Are Still Operational And Listening

Old KGB Radio Intercept Stations Are Still Operational And Listening

It turns out our Soviet Big Brother could be spying on us too. Intelligence historian Matthew Aid discovered through declassified CIA documents that Russia still has a massive network of former KGB listening stations that are actively eavesdropping. And here’s where they are.