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My Family Fled Communism. Stop Pushing Soviet-Style Gun Control Here.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00pm 6/24/2016 at 2:00pm
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All this alarmism surrounding firearms in America lately is getting out of control.

I figure it’s time to offer a unique take on the issue–one that puts American gun rights and their continued need into perspective.

From the amateurish House sit-in to the full-on assault on AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, your assumptions about Democrats...

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BBC Finds Footage of Traitor Kim Philby

BBC Finds Footage of Traitor Kim Philby
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:30am 4/6/2016 at 11:30am
BBC Finds Footage of Traitor Kim Philby

The BBC aired footage of notorious MI6 traitor Kim Philby briefing agents of East Germany’s Stasi secret police on Monday. Philby and his “Cambridge five” cohort of British double-agents working for Soviet bloc organizations eviscerated Britain’s intelligence organs and stunned Britain between his recruitment in the 1930s and his flight to...

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Former Soviet Chess Champion Explains Realities of Socialism to Bernie Supporters

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leighwolf/2016/03/11/antitrump-crowd-flies-a-communist-flag-during-protest-n2132552
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:30pm 3/13/2016 at 6:30pm
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Apparently, Bernie Sanders’ supporters can’t stop themselves from expressing their thoughts about how great socialism is.

The former former Soviet chess champion has taken to Facebook to express his thoughts about being lectured by the uninformed about something he knows all too well.

Garry Kasparov writes:

I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters...

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My experience in Moscow when the Miracle on Ice happened

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00am 2/23/2016 at 7:00am
Miracle on Ice Hockey Olympics 1980

Because yesterday was mostly a travel day for me, I missed the 36th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the 1980 U.S. defeat of the Soviet Union in Olympic ice hockey.

Most people think it was the finals, but it actually was the semi-finals. The U.S. went on to defeat Finland...

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Some Soviet immigrants lied, but they weren’t terrorism risks

http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/misc/cww/2011/soviet_jews.htm
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 8:15pm 12/13/2015 at 8:15pm
http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/misc/cww/2011/soviet_jews.htm

If, dear reader, you are wondering how easy it is to lie to the United States immigration officials, you are not wondering alone.

A little over 25 years ago I, along with other Soviet Jews, were going through the immigration process wondering out loud about how easy it would be to deceive our...

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Robert Conquest, who documented Stalin’s terror, dead at 98

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5:45pm 8/5/2015 at 5:45pm
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The British-American historian Robert Conquest died on August 3, 2015, at age 98.

That name may not ring a bell to you, but it does to students of Soviet history, of which I was one in college. In the 1960s Conquest documented the extent of Stalin’s terror, which outlets such as The...

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Sharansky: The U.S. has “lost the courage of its convictions”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00pm 4/18/2015 at 9:00pm
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One of my early posts at Legal Insurrection, on November 11, 2008, was Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?.

The post analogized what conservatives were about to experience in the aftermath of Obama’s first victory to the experience of Soviet Jewish Refusenik Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky. I...

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This photo will mean absolutely nothing to college students

Woman makes if over line between East and West Germany - Historical Pics
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6:45pm 9/13/2014 at 6:45pm
Woman makes if over line between East and West Germany - Historical Pics

I saw this photo on Twitter.

The image is not dated, but I’m guessing the very early 1960’s, before the Berlin wall was completed.

Having crossed from West to East and back...

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Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:18am 8/23/2014 at 10:18am
Baltic Way Human Chain Protest 1989

I need to calendar this so I remember each year. This year, I would have forgotten the date if I had not seen Marathon Pundit’s post On this day in 1989: Two million hold hands in peaceful anti-Soviet Baltic Way.

We wrote about the Baltic Way last year:

A history not taught in...

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Welcome to the Crimean Soviet Socialist, I mean Russian, Republic

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:55am 3/21/2014 at 10:55am
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Via Reuters:

President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Friday, as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials….

In a Kremlin ceremony shown live on state television, Putin signed a law on ratification of a treaty...

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Zig-zagging against Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:45pm 9/24/2013 at 7:45pm

I realize I have re-posted this a number of times. The original post was November 11, 2008, a week after Obama’s first election.  Because I knew we had elected Door No. 2.

Watching Ted Cruz and others on the floor of the Senate tonight, I have to repost it again.

Is It Time For...

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Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 8:30pm 8/23/2013 at 8:30pm

On this day in 1989, the Baltic Way took place. People in the Baltic Republics of the Soviet Union (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) formed a human chain stretching for hundreds of miles:

… on 23 August 1989, the three nations living by the Baltic Sea surprised the world by taking hold of...

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Laughing in their faces

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:16pm 12/3/2012 at 7:16pm

From Gabriella Hoffman, the daughter of Soviet immigrants, two gems.

If they could laugh in the face of Soviet Russia …

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“… they have food specifically made for cats in America? What a country!”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:08pm 7/24/2012 at 12:08pm

Having spent a fair amount of time in the late 1970s and early 1980s studying and traveling in the Soviet Union (where all goods were moved to market on roads paid for by the government, too), I really appreciate both the humor and substance of this post by Karoli, 34 glorious, American years:

In 1977,...

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The ignorance of the masses – Soviet flag at #OccupyPhiladelphia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9:00am 10/10/2011 at 9:00am

We’ve seen this before, at the celebration of Obama’s victory in 2008, where students unfurled the Soviet flag in celebration. I chalked that up to profound historical ignorance, much like the chic wearing of Che Guevara and Mao t-shirts.

The carrying of the Soviet flag at the Occupy Philadelphia protest, by contrast, more likely...

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“I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:41am 10/4/2011 at 9:41am

So e-mails reader and commenter KC_MRBB KC_MRBB, with a link to the video below, referring to my prior post The “Richest 5%” Are The New Kulaks from October 27, 2008.

Related: The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun

 
 
 

Babi Yar

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:57pm 10/3/2011 at 7:57pm

Today marked the 70th commemoration of the Nazi massacre of 33,771 Jews in September 1941 at the Ukrainian ravine at Babi Yar.

I visited the site in 1978, at which point a monument had been erected at the site.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s 1961 poem, which was not officially published in the Soviet Union for...

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