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Russian Sleep Experiment – EXPLAINED

Russian Sleep Experiment – EXPLAINED

A Russian researcher enters a room where he expects to see his human test subjects alive and well. Instead, he witnesses absolute pandemonium; he hears the screams of the damned and in front of him is a body that has been torn apart and eviscerated. It looks as though the anti-Christ himself has been in …

Who Has Deadlier Missiles? Russia or United States

Who Has Deadlier Missiles? Russia or United States

In October of 1962, Russian R-12 and R-14 nuclear missiles were stationed in Cuba, a mere ninety miles away from the Florida coastline. If launched, they could have reached the United States in minutes, killing millions. Meanwhile, in Italy and Turkey, forty-five United States PGM-19 Jupiter missiles had their nuclear-armed tips pointed towards Russia. Had …

Why saying ‘the Ukraine’ is more than a mistake (Honest History. Episode 11)

Why saying ‘the Ukraine’ is more than a mistake (Honest History. Episode 11)

If you’re wondering which is correct: “Ukraine” or “the Ukraine,” it’s time for a linguistics lesson. Saying “the Ukraine” is more than a grammatical mistake — it is inappropriate and disrespectful to Ukraine and Ukrainians. This linguistic bad habit has its roots in both politics and history. In English, countries, with a few exceptions, never …

Why the Last Tsar Was Thrown out of Russia

Why the Last Tsar Was Thrown out of Russia

The date is the 17th of July 1918, and as the clock strikes two am, Tsar Nicholas II and his family are woken from their beds. The Romanov family has held power for years across the Russian empire, but tonight that empire will fall and a new Soviet state will arise in its place. First …