Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) We braved the sub-zero temperatures today, to travel by Tube to Brixton and visit the headquarters
Как в СССР боролись с курением и заботились о курильщиках (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) CHINA’S GOVERNMENTAL POSITION REGARDING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY It is generally
Whilst the United States (and its Western allies) undertook a massive disinformation and deception campaign against the people of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Prior to all this, however, in 1959 there was developed the Civil ‘National Automated Information Accounting and Processing System’ (OGAS) – a project designed as an automated control system for the economy of the USSR based upon the principles of cybernetics, including a computer network connecting data collection centres located in all regions of the country. From this the Central Government of the USSR could micro-manage the Soviet economy and ensure a smooth trajectory of progressive (Socialist) development. Any threat of the development of the usual ‘booms’, ‘busts’ and ‘troughs’ associated with predatory capitalism could be easily identified and eradicated at source BEFORE manifesting within society and causing the usual suffering throughout the populace. This unique Soviet development should probably be interpreted as the basis for the ‘modern’ internet as eventually developed in the West.
I have written elsewhere more or less eulogising the merits of EH Carr and Alexander Werth as noble academics of the Cold War-era, who whilst
This is a post derived from ‘notes’ I compiled during a number of conversations with a Russian friend over a few weeks (recently). My friend