Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]Read more "MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter"
There’s plenty of myths regarding the strange research carried out in the former Soviet Union. Space weaponry, psychotronics, the Ayaks aircraft, all are examples of rumors of strange super technology that was being hidden in ultra-secrecy behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, the lack of solid information only helps to drive people’s imaginations wild, but […]Read more "Soviet Psychic: Nina Kulagina"
In Siberia, Russia, there is a lake that has become known worldwide both for its immense size and its impact on the local culture. Lake Baikal as it is known, is hugely important for scientists because of its wildlife and climate, but like other important areas has its share of strange and paranormal history. There […]Read more "Mysteries of Lake Baikal"
The end of the Cold War brought to many an end to the fears that a nuclear war could erupt at any moment between the United States and the Soviet Union. And while that fear has by and large subsided, there is a relic of the Cold War that could have enacted a nuclear exchange […]Read more "Mertvaya Ruka: Dead Hand"
The Vietnam War is particularly notable for how, despite the long time that has passed since the war’s end, there are some legends from the war that persists today. There is the controversy regarding Robert Garwood, there were the legends regarding Soviet advisors and “white Viet Cong,” the effects of Agent Orange, etc. One legend, […]Read more "Did the Legendary Colonel Tomb Actually Exist?"
If there’s one thing that’s been made abundantly clear in recent years, it’s that the military of the Russian Federation is looking to modernize in order to compete with the United States and NATO. This can be seen in the development of the AK-12 assault rifle to the PAK FA stealth fighter, and now the […]Read more "Russia’s New T-14 Armata"
As covered in a previous article about number stations, there are an untold number of oddities to be encountered over the airwaves. Sometimes it can be a nonsensical combination of numbers and names like the station UVB-76, or a continuous broadcast of strange noise like the Backwards Music Station. One station, known by several names […]Read more "The Russian Woodpecker"