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September 17, 1922

On September 17, 1922, Radio Moscow began transmitting. One of the first radio shows broadcasted on the new radio station was “101 uses for a potato”. Ninety-eight of the uses involved turning the potatoes into vodka. Close Bookmark and Share This … Continue reading

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August 29, 1991

On August 29, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party. Four months later, the Soviet Union would cease being the Soviet Union and revert back to calling itself Russia. It has … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On August 22, 1990, angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. Unlike other protests, there wasn’t much marching or shouting of slogans. Just a bunch of wheezing, coughing and sullen people standing around not … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013

On June 12, 2013, Russia passed a law banning gay propaganda. Vladimir Putin acknowledged that all Russian men wanted to be him, but none of them should want to ‘be’ with him, if you know what he meant. He stated … Continue reading

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April 6, 1722

On April 6, 1722, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia ended the beard tax that he imposed back in 1698. He imposed the tax, along with other measures to modernize Russia so it could compete with the Englands, Frances, and … Continue reading

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March 23, 1801

On March 23, 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia learned what happens when a weak ruler that doesn’t have the military backing him, tries to force the nobility and wealthy to conform to a chivalric code and put aside their … Continue reading

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February 25, 1956

On February 25, 1956 Communist Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin in a speech he gave to the Communist Party Congress in Moscow. Thus proving that Old Iron Joe really did die on March 5, 1953, because … Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

On February 15, 2013 a meteor exploded over Russia, bringing back memories of the Tunguska Event, when a meteor exploded over the Siberian Forest on June 30, 1908.  Although the Chelyabinsk falling space rock did not cause the super-enormous damage … Continue reading

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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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