Tag: Soviet Union
After the end of World War I, a rush to fortify seized all of Europe, including the Soviet Union. Given the advent of long-range, large-caliber guns, tanks and aircraft, the European states started actively preparing for and defending against war in ...
Pioneer of Computer
The first computer in the USSR and, purportedly, in continental Europe was the MESM-1 electronic computing machine, which was created in Ukraine in 1950. Almost half a century later, in 1996, its designer, academician Sergey Lebedev was awarded posth ...
Railroad in Ukraine
Railroad in Ukraine. Ukraine is a large country, and if you need to get from one city to another on the other side of the country, there’s no better way than by train (because of road conditions and length of the trip, a bus might not be as comfort ...
River Port & Quay in Kyiv
River Port and Quay in Kyiv. One of the main attractions of the Ukrainian capital is the Dnieper River and the city sits on both banks. In Soviet days, departmental recreation centers and camping-type sanatoriums, formerly just called “houses”, w ...
Pig Farm in Chernobyl
In the military areas of the Soviet Union, there was an unspoken rule: the farther away from the commanders’ gaze it was, the more it functioned like a principality with its own rules and laws. They established a daily routine, and set up auxiliary ...
The history of Stepan Bandera. Stepan Bandera (1909-1959) was born in Uhryniv, which was part of Galicia under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the First World War, and after the war (and a very short period of Ukrainian independence), ...
Music School in Pripyat
The Pripyat Music School on the Kurchatova street. In the Soviet Union of the 1970s-1980s, teaching children music was fashionable and widely promoted. As early as 1972, it was officially announced that the country had “completely satisfied the dem ...
Book House in Pripyat
The Soviet Union was called “the most reading country in the world.” In any case, the enormous circulation of literary journals, fiction, and popular science literature, with the exception of openly ideological opuses, emerged here quickly. Howev ...
Pripyat Firehouse was the closest to the plant outside of the facility itself. On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., the control panel of Militarized Fire Department #2 of Chernobyl Protection received report of a fire. Three units headed to the station a ...
Decommunization in Ukraine started during and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. From 1922 to 1991, Ukraine was a part of the USSR, with the official name of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Despite the formally proclaimed equ ...
Pripyat, also known as Pryp’yat’ or Prypiat is a ghost city in northern Ukraine. Pripyat, the ninth so-called atomograd in the Soviet Union, was founded on February 4, 1970. This satellite town of Chernobyl provided housing for station s ...