A vast wildfire is burning through the forests and the abandoned villages around the entombed reactor, threatening a radioactive waste dump and the huge “sarcorphagus.”
Much of what many of us learned in school about the struggle between the U.S. and USSR was very, very wrong.
The bottom line for spy recruitment comes down to this: look for the losers, especially the ones who want to think they are winners because they hang on to important positions.
The new documentary “Love, Antosha” is dedicated to the life and career of actor Anton Yelchin, who died tragically at 27. Here, his parents write about their gifted son.
Even as Ethel Rosenberg was strapped into the electric chair for spying for Moscow in 1953, decrypted cables might have spared her. But they were released only decades later.
In Ukraine, those who witnessed the 1986 nuclear disaster say the HBO miniseries got everything right—except the people. Still, it’s closer to the truth than the Kremlin version.
Schoolteachers, archeologists, linguists and mathematicians worked on the Venona project breaking unbreakable Soviet code from WWII. They were heroes. But some had deep regrets.