I Remember the Cold War

For Russia and America 30 People

    Don’t Fear. Don’t Believe. Don’t Ask: My Military Experience

    War is about survival. Noble survival, ugly survival, miraculous survival: whichever way it happened may not matter much later because our standards change.  Time is more powerful than adjectives. Time changes all classifications. Those, who survive they set up new standards.I...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    Jun 1, 2011

    The Chechen

    "Do not struggle with violence. Violence is a sign of weakness. All those, who cannot win through the heart try to conquer through violence. The most wonderful and durable struggles in history have been carried on by human thought. The most ignoble fights and...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 30, 2011


    I recently read a few articles about the state of mind people were in during the last years of the Cold War era. I was born in 1984, but remember a lot of things I heard from NPR and watched on TV. I couldn't really remember much of my childhood, but once I read these articles...
    Shayndel Shayndel
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

    The Story About The Story

    I started to tell stories about war only in America, because in Russia I did not have reason for that.  It was too close and I did not have to explain.For six-seven years after coming back from Afghanistan I never thought about that experience.  Denial or trauma, it was just...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    Wrong Truck: Russian War In Afghanistan

    Wrong Truck We did not expect death, we faced it. It was everywhere: in destroyed buildings of abandoned kishlaks, in muzzles of Kalashnikovs, in sound of cassette mortars. Even those, who never witnessed death themselves heard about it from other. It was in the air. It was...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2011

    My Last Trips To Russa

    About 1993 I went to Russia for the last times. Ron King and  Barbara Marx Hubbard were arranging a conference in the Russian Palace of Congresses at the Kremlin to find American joint venture partners for Russian  State Enterprises to help convert war materiel plants...
    shiningwater shiningwater
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2010

    A Gigantic Game Of Russian Roulette Played In Real Life...

    Between the end of Korea and the start of Vietnam, the USA had several million men in uniform, in good part thanks to a peacetime draft, unprecedented before 1940 and since 1973. There were American military bases everwhere, abroad as well as at home. The USA built about 30,000...
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    2 Responses Jun 19, 2010
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