The Corn Man

Following the Virgin Lands Program, Nikita Khrushchev was looking for a solution for the U.S.S.R's next major issue, the Soviets diminished livestock population. To increase the number of livestock yields, Khrushchev began a  campaign to promote corn as a feed crop in Russia. In 1959 he toured middle America to witness Corn production in the United States. …

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The New Boss

When Stalin suffered a fatal brain injury that led to his death in early March of 1953, it set off a bloody struggle of control that would drastically shift attitudes in a new direction for both the government and the country. Stalin’s death is extremely ironic when Stalin needed help the most, the complicated bureaucracy …

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Snapshot of The Empire: Life of the Peasantry in Russia

It’s the year 1915, the first world war is in full swing. Russia is fighting the Germans and Austro-Hungarian Empire on the eastern front. Death and destruction are everywhere. However, while this is happening a famous Russian photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) is commissioned to complete something much more peaceful but no less compelling. What would be …

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