This blog post at Attic #42 hits several of my sweet spots: telephone history, KGB surveillance, a plea for open-source technology, and a gripe about PDFs.
Entries Tagged as 'Russia is Neat'
January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment
September 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments
P.D. Smith on the USSR’s (still operational?!?) doomsday device.
January 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Sergei Larenkov takes WWII-era photos of Russia, returns to where the photos were taken, matches up the shot and–oh, just click on the link. (Now, in English!)
November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off
Our man Jess Nevins with some cool snippets from Frank Miller’s Folklore for Stalin: Russian Folklore and Pseudofolklore of the Stalin Era.
July 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments
Emo and goth to be made illegal in Russia? Don’t they know if we outlaw emo, only outlaws will be emo?
June 15th, 2008 · Comments Off
Long-exposure photographs of St. Petersburg turn the bustle of urban crowds into beautiful shoggoths of human smoke.
May 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
Lenin’s Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives, online free from the Hoover Institution (who are eager to get the word out, I guess, that the Soviet Union was bad).
May 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments
Just a cool little story about electrification from the early days of the USSR.
June 12th, 2007 · 4 Comments
But seriously, are these really any crazier than the West Edmonton Mall?