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Canada History: Apr 28, 1939: the unexpected arrival of Soviet record flight

The year 1939 began in hope, The World’s Fair was being held in New York City, with the theme of “The Land of Tomorrow” to open on April 30. The still young Soviet Union was eager to promote itself as »

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Canada History: Jan 24, 1978 Soviet radiation across the Arctic

On September 18, 1977, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (CCCP) launched a reconnaissance satellite dubbed Cosmos-954. In Russian it was a “Controlled Active Satellite” while the Americans knew it as a “RORSAT”- radar ocean reconnaissance satellite.  Its purpose was »

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History: June 29, 1974 – intrigue, defection, international shock

In the 1970’s the Cold War was still in full swing. Propaganda was a vital tool, and one the main components for the USSR was the Bolshoi Ballet, sent on tours in the West as a shining example of the »