This Soviet Computer Mouse Was Almost Three Hundred Dollars

There you have it—the pinnacle of modern technology, in 1989 Soviet Russia, at least. Recently, someone decided to unearth this gem and share the nostalgic find with the internet. Craziest thing about it? This bad boy was almost three hundred US dollars. » 3/29/15 3:00pm Sunday 3:00pm

The Olympic Venues of the USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets' misplaced and ultimately… » 2/23/15 3:16pm 2/23/15 3:16pm

How the USSR Tried to Melt the Arctic

The story of one intrepid Soviet scientist, his quest to dam the Bering Strait, melt the Arctic and bring prosperity to the Frozen North. Aside from the massive, man-made global warming, what could possibly go wrong? » 11/11/10 2:20pm 11/11/10 2:20pm