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TOPHAT was the USA’s highest-ranking mole inside Soviet Intelligence

Sometime in the late 1950s, a top officer inside the Soviet Union’s military intelligence agency found himself disgusted with the way the leadership of the USSR conducted themselves. The Soviet Union wasn’t a worker’s paradise. It was a corrupt and gluttonous group of murderers and thieves.  When the leadership of the USSR denied the officer’s … Continued

Buran: How the Soviets stole the Space Shuttle

Although America’s space shuttle was not the budget-friendly platform it was intended to be, the program was so successful that the Soviet Union decided to build their own. Unbeknownst to most, they actually did, and it even flew in space. On April 12, 1981, NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia roared to life for the first time. … Continued

Pepsi Navy: When the Soviets traded warships for soft drinks

Just before the fall of the Soviet Union, the communist state was so desperate for Pepsi that they traded the American beverage company some 20 warships for a shipment of their sugary elixir; making the Pepsi Navy the sixth-largest in the world at the time. In 1959, just two years after the first intercontinental ballistic … Continued

How the US raided a Soviet arctic base in the Cold War

The U.S. and Soviet militaries in the Cold War both understood the importance of the Arctic. Their submarines moved under it, their bombers moved over it, and both sides kept radar stations to track each other’s planes and potential missile launche…

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