Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Mapping Ukraine

Regular visitor to Travel Between The Pages know that I have a healthy obsession with maps. In my humble opinion, it’s impossible to truly understand the world without well drawn maps to guide the way. Throughout the current crisis in … Continue reading

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Is History Repeating

The pamphlet Plight of Ukrainian DPs : a few typical letters of many being received daily from Europe describing the tragic plight of Ukrainian displaced persons whom the Soviets would forcibly repatriate and doom to enslavement, persecution or death, was published in … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Finding Context

Like most people these days, I have been trying to learn more about the regional war that Putin has launched against Ukraine and to put it all in context. Sadly, I must admit that I have always paid more attention … Continue reading

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Was Mordor actually in Siberia

I haven’t watched much classic Soviet-era Russian television, but I imagine that little of the content was as weird as the recently rediscovered version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of the … Continue reading

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