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Russian Cassette Culture

Russian Cassette Culture

The cassette revival, whether real or imaginary has re-ignited the interest in cassette culture so in this video I will talk about Russian cassette culture. And because post-Soviet Russia has embraced digital music, leaving analog tapes in its communist past, so essentially I will be talking about Soviet cassette culture. Just like in other countries, Soviet citizens listened to pre-recorded tapes and used blank cassette tapes to copy music from other sources. But pre-recorded tapes sold in the Soviet Union…

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What is a (centrally) planned economy? | Ideology explained

What is a (centrally) planned economy? | Ideology explained

Hello everybody, today I will tell you about the planned economy. Planned economies where a central feature of the attempts at socialism in the soviet block countries. And yes, it’s a way to manage distribution and not an ideology, no I am not changing the title. A planned economy can be summed up as an economic system in which the distribution of resources is taken over by a centralized institution. Usually the state. That institution decides how much of what…

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What is Leninism? | Ideology Explained

What is Leninism? | Ideology Explained

Welcome back to Ideology explained in this episode I am going to tell you about Leninism. To understand Leninism we have to understand the situation of Russia in 1917. Since this is meant to be a short video I’ll skip most things. In short the ruling classes of Europe where fighting and by that I mean they sent their workers to die in the trenches while getting rich of the war economy. That war is known as World war one….

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What is COMMUNISM ALL ABOUT? – VisualPolitik EN

What is COMMUNISM ALL ABOUT? – VisualPolitik EN

Many of you have asked us for a video explaining what communism is all about so… here you have it! If you have been following this channel, you know we’re not exactly on the communist side of the spectrum… But before having an opinion about something, it’s important to be informed about it. Plus, at the end of this video, we’ll share some takeaways from Marx that might surprise you. The internet is full of trolls who either praise Marx,…

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The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin – Audiobook

The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin – Audiobook

Throughout the civilised world the teachings of Marx evoke the utmost hostility and hatred of all bourgeois science (both official and liberal), which regards Marxism as a kind of “pernicious sect”. And no other attitude is to be expected, for there can be no “impartial” social science in a society based on class struggle. In one way or another, all official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery. To expect science to be…

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Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

When I think back on the collapse of the Soviet system, you could clearly distinguish between right and wrong or black and white. The Soviet system was black. And therefore, a move towards a more open society was white. As you moved towards a more open society, the white became shades of gray. And now, you have a new form of what you might call “closed society.” In Russia, 30 years ago, George believed that there were possibilities to help…

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What Was China’s Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent?

What Was China’s Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent?

May 2016 marks 50 years since the start of China’s Cultural Revolution. The decade long shift resulted in an estimated one-and-a-half million deaths, alongside widespread abuse, displacement, public humiliation and torture. At the time, little was understood about the causes and devastating outcomes of the revolution, however newly released archives have shed light on this dark period of China’s modern history. So, now half a century later, what do we know about China’s Cultural Revolution? Well, the movement was predominantly…

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“Noisy sternly Bryansk forest” 1942

“Noisy sternly Bryansk forest” 1942

“Noisy sternly Bryansk forest” Noisy severely Bryansk forest, Blue mists came down And the pines heard the surroundings as they walked As the guerrillas walked along the path. And the pines heard the surroundings as they walked As the guerrillas walked along the path. And on a terrible night at the enemies, Fascist headquarters flew, And the bullets ringing between the trunks of the oak trees In the oak forests of the Bryansk whistles. In the forests of the enemies…

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И вновь продолжается бой! The Battle is Going Again! (English Lyrics)

И вновь продолжается бой! The Battle is Going Again! (English Lyrics)

Gaze upon the banner of the dawn! Highlighting the first step to take in life! Hear the sounds of the fierce attacks, echoing throughout the land! The battle has ignited once again! Tension fills the heart! And Lenin, is young once again, and the youth of October are taking the lead! And Lenin, is young once again, and the youth of October are taking the lead! The knowledge spreads everywhere, fathers, have faith in us! New victories will come about,…

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