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Magical Cold War Russian Family Photos

In November 1985, President Reagan arrived in Geneva, Switzerland for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. They met on the 19th and the meeting proved historic. The anniversary inspired me to look for some photos of Russians during that period of time. I came across a wonderful album on...

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Moscow, 1985

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Cold War since the Russian invasion of Crimea. December 1985 seems like an absolute lifetime ago. What were you doing then?  

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My Perestroika and the Rise of Soviet Nostalgia

USSR, Soviet Nostalgia On The Rise In 1988, while shopping at the old outlet mall on Northwest Expressway and Council Road in Oklahoma City, I had the good fortune of running into a group of college students from the Soviet Union. They were Gen Xers just like me, and after years and fears of the...

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10 Protest Songs from the 1980s

Discover 10 protest songs from the 1980s from 99 Luftballoons by Nena to Bastards of Young by The Replacements. The protest songs of Generation X explored war in the Falklands, violence in Northern Ireland, apartheid, and nuclear war. Also, unemployment, environmental disaster, poverty, and...

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Generation X and War

“Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we...

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