Tag Archive: Soviet Union

Jul 29 2015

Tom Scott: Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

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May 17 2015

GCMarshallFoundation: World War II Myths, Misconceptions and Surprises

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war at Pearl Harbor, eminent historians Gerhard Weinberg, William Hitchcock and Mark Stoler discuss popular perceptions of the war and recent research that challenges many of them. They present new insights into the personalities and events of that time.   https://youtu.be/79KU997m9o4

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Jan 03 2015

Andrew Roberts: Why Hitler Lost the War | German Strategic Mistakes in WWII

Dr. Andrew Roberts is a historian and journalist. In this lecture at the US Army War College, he outlines some reasons to why Hitler lost world war II.  

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Nov 10 2014

BBC History Hour: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall, Sigmund Freud, the disappearance of Lord Lucan, and Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20141108-2205a.mp3

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Nov 09 2014

TIME: The Iconic Photo of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

TIME sent photographer Anthony Suau to cover the opening of the border between East and West Berlin in 1989, he knew it could be the story of a lifetime.   http://youtu.be/VkTO8ZDcOeg

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Oct 18 2014

BBC History Hour: The Fall of Nikita Khrushchev

The Soviet leader forced out by a Kremlin coup; the London dock strike that changed history, John Lennon’s first band, plus East German protesters who helped bring down the Berlin Wall; and the controversial feminist play “Vagina Monologues.” BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people …

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Jul 20 2014

Dr. Brian Spooner: Afghan Wars, Oriental Carpets, and Globilization

Dr. Brian Spooner, Curator, Near East Section of the Penn Museum and an anthropologist who specializes in Afghanistan and oriental rugs, offers an lecture on the history of Afghanistan in the view of wars and globalization.  

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Jun 06 2014

Science Bulletins: Chernobyl’s Birds Adapt to Radiation

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on plants and animals. A recent study showed that many bird species are surprisingly adaptable to …

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