5 Interesting Facts About the Soviet Union

Ranging from assassination attempts to nuclear disasters

Jacob Wilkins

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A photograph of Vladimir Lenin by Pavel Zhukov, 1920 (Wikimedia Commons)

Communism and fascism were the two political nightmares of the twentieth century. Whilst most people know something about the latter due to the prominence of Nazi Germany in popular culture, the story of the first communist state isn’t particularly well-known.

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