I've had a particular interest lately in the history of human conflict and struggle, so that's mainly what this blog is about, beginning with World War I. I also mix in various kinds of art, photography, and music that seem to relate in some way to the themes I'm blogging about (although it's not always a literal connection). Also, sometimes I throw in random things that just strike me as interesting for whatever reason.
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"Be ready to fight for the Lenin-Stalin cause!"
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Gulag prisoners performing forced labor. The prisoner on the left looks like he’s about ten years old.
"   When the Bolsheviks came to power they were soft and easy with their enemies … we had begun by making a mistake. Leniency towards such a power was a crime against the working classes. That soon became apparent …   "
-Joseph Stalin
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alongtimealone:

Emil Joseph Robinson
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A cargo plane delivering food during the Soviet blockade of Berlin.
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A member of the Soviet Red Army directs traffic in post-World War II Berlin.
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A woman practices urban gardening in post-World War II Berlin.
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blastedheath:

Aristarkh Lentulov (Russian, 1882-1943), Moscow, View of the Kremlin and Saint Basil Cathedral. Oil on canvas, 69.5 x 99.5 cm.
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blastedheath:

Max Ernst (French, born Germany, 1891-1976), Fleurs sur fond vert, 1928. Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81 cm.
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