Musk bypassed Bezos in the list of the richest people in the world and made a tough joke on his rival

The head of Space X and Tesla Elon Musk bypassed Jeff Bezos in the list of the richest people in the world and sent the founder of Amazon a giant statue with the number 2 and a silver medal, reports Tjournal. On September 28, Elon Musk took first place in the ranking of the most ...

'Worse Cold War': Russian diplomat appreciates relations between Washington and Moscow

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov believes that relations between Russia and the United States are now worse than they were during the Cold War. The diplomat expressed this opinion in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, writes TASS. According to him, Moscow and Washington are now ...

Between the USSR and the USA: why I decided to write a spy novel about the Cold War

The themes of the confrontation between intelligence and punitive psychiatry, at first glance, seem to be little compatible, and yet they have at least one thing in common - both, alas, were a characteristic feature of the era that we know from history as the Cold War. So…

The life and death of the famous American schoolgirl who wrote a letter to Andropov and visited the USSR

On July 7, 1983, ten-year-old American schoolgirl Samantha Smith flew to the USSR. A small ambassador of peace, a snowdrop of the Cold War, an instrument of propaganda - no matter how anyone called this girl, who changed the way the citizens of two huge states look at each other. Samantha lived only thirteen ...

The first Cold War spy died in the USA

In the United States, at the age of 102, former intelligence agent Irving Isaacson, who called himself "the first spy of the Cold War", died. According to relatives, Isaacson died on March 28 at a hospice in Auburn, Maine. Harvard Law School graduate, on the eve of World War II ...

Russians in America are divided over Trump and fear the Cold War

Translated by Colby Itkowitz for the Washington Post. Anastasia Kurteeva worries that a new Cold War may begin. She's scared. It is scary that the growing tension between the United States and Russia will make it difficult to move freely between the two countries and that it will be more difficult for her parents to travel from Moscow. ...

The man who saved the world from nuclear war died

On September 14, it became known that Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet officer, died in his apartment in the Moscow Region, who in 1983 could have given the order to launch an atomic strike on the territory of the United States, but, having understood the situation, did not do this and, in fact, saved the world from nuclear war. Petrov was ...

How the CIA spent $ 350 million on an operation to kidnap a Soviet submarine

At the height of the Cold War, using eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes as cover, the CIA spent $ 350 million trying to steal a Soviet submarine. Writer Josh Dean details one of the most amazing covert operations in American history in his new book, Capture of the K-129, this book ...

The story of an American, replacing the Soviet employees in the US Embassy in Moscow

In late July, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 755 employees of US diplomatic facilities in Russia would be displaced. It is not yet clear what this means for long-term relations between the two countries. And what does that mean - at least in part - for the core American team ...

What does an American super bunker look like that can handle everything

To the southeast of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, there is Cheyenne Mountain, a rocky rise that rises 2915 meters above sea level. It looks natural, but inside it is one of the safest military installations in the country. It is protected by 762 meters of rock. Inside ...

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