Tag Archives: Russia

June 1, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow. Premier Kosygin was very unapologetic as he was heard to say, “Wiretaps? Of course there are wiretaps on their phones. … Continue reading

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April 22, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the first Earth Day was held in the United States and organized by US Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was established as a day to learn about and how to preserve and protect the … Continue reading

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April 7, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1954 President Eisenhower gave his “Domino Theory” speech. This was the theory that if one country fell to communism, the surrounding countries would follow suit like a line of dominoes and it was a … Continue reading

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April 5, 1242

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1242 AD the army of Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod (a medieval Russian state) fought a group of the Teutonic Knights at the border of Russia and Estonia. It was fought almost entirely on top … Continue reading

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February 20, 2008

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008 Operation Burnt Frost was successfully completed as a Standard Missile-3 was launched from the deck of the USS Lake Erie and intercepted and destroyed an errant US Spy satellite. Russia and China were … Continue reading

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February 8, 1725

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1725 Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia died. He was best known for modernizing Russia, by force at times, to try and make it as powerful as the other Western European nations. He … Continue reading

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August 23, 1953

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1953, aspiring graffiti artist Captain George C. Davison of Staten Island, New York was thrown into a North Korean prison for fifteen days for penciling in a moustache on a picture of Mao Tze … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1990 angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. They would shout slogans for 5 minutes and then sit down and rest for an hour. They did that for … Continue reading

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August 10, 2003

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2003 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married Ekaterina Dmitrieva. Malenchenko was currently circling the earth on the International Space Station while his bride was at the NASA Houston Space Center in Houston, Texas. Malenchenko was … Continue reading

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June 23, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, of Russia, was about to be buried when she woke up, screamed and then died again 15 minutes later from a heart attack induced by her premature burial. Her husband was … Continue reading

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