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Which Country Holds the Most Olympic Gold Medals in Wrestling?

The Soviet Union earned the nickname Big Red Sports Machine during their glory days. The nation experienced its collapse in 1991. Sports Science was nationally funded, with the aim of Soviet athletes to excel in all Olympics sports. Even though it has not existed for the past 30 years, the Soviet Union still maintains the …

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What Happened to Elena Mukhina?

Simone Biles, the golden girl of Team USA, pulled out of the 2021 Olympics this week. This brings us back to the story of Elena Mukhina, the gymnast who was not given a chance to say “no” like Biles. What’s her story? Elena Mukhina was a Soviet gymnastics star until her unfortunate accident in 1979. …

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How Did the Nazis Convince the Red Cross Nothing Bad was Happening in the Concentration Camps?

By now we’re fully aware of the terrible things the Jews experienced while they were in the Nazi concentration camps. From being tortured, killed inhumanely and even experimented on. But did you know when the international community got wind of the horrific news, the Nazis were able to fool them? When the Red Cross got …

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Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism.

Rhea Clyman Rhea Clyman, c. 1932 Rhea Clyman (1904–1981) was a Canadian journalist who travelled the USSR and reported about the Holodomor. She was famously expelled from the USSR in 1932. Early life Clyman was born in 1904 in Poland. She moved with her Jewish parents, Solomon and Anna Kleiman, to Toronto two years later. …

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Soviet Cosmonauts take shotguns to space to protect themselves from Siberian wilderness upon re-entry back to earth.

TP-82 Cosmonaut survival pistol The TP-82 (Russian: ТП-82) was a triple-barrelled Soviet pistol that was carried by cosmonauts on space missions. It was intended as a survival aid to be used after landings and before recovery in the Siberian wilderness. The TP-82 was the result of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s concerns after being stranded in the …

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