The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the “glory” of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2014/jul/10/soviet-ghosts-an-empire-in-decay-in-picturesRead more "Soviet Ghosts: an Empire in decay – in pictures"
We Made It Happen | Our Victory Over Communism Twenty-five years ago, we made it happen. We defeated communism. This blog celebrates that victory and pays tribute to our heroes who fought for our freedom and brought the Iron Curtain down. Celebrate with us! Tell us your own story or one from your family. Perhaps you […]Read more "We Made It Happen | Celebrating 25 Years Since the Fall of Communism"
Please do tune in to CBC Ideas’ recent interview with Anne Applebaum regarding her newest publication: “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.” Ms. Applebaum speaks to the crushing communist takeover in Eastern Europe and the profound and shattering effect the war and totalitarianism had on the lives of millions. It is important that we do […]Read more "The Iron Curtain and the Crushing of Eastern Europe"