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A Soviet poster of 50s: schools and education in USSR vs. USA

In USSR: in 1951-55s building of schools in towns and villages will be increased by 70% comparing to the previous 5-year period. In USA: 1% of budget is assigned to education and 74% for military expenses. In USA there are over 10 billion of illiterate people; about one third of all children do not go to school.

In USSR: in 1951-55s building of schools in towns and villages will be increased by about 70% comparing to the previous 5-year period.

In USA: 1% of budget is assigned to education and 74% for military expenses. In USA there are over 10 billion of illiterate people; about one third of all children do not study.

(The sign on the second picture reads: "The schools is closed".)

Userpic (avatar) from American World War II poster. Remember the history!

This man is your FRIEND. He fights for FREEDOM. Russian

Russian. This man is your FRIEND. He fights for FREEDOM.Russian. This man is your FRIEND. He fights for FREEDOM.

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How people in United States imagined life in USSR in 1970s

- Mom, can I go play balalaika, read Lenin and milk our bear?
- Sure, and don't forget to give us away to KGB.

- Dad, where's grandfather?
- He is standing in a queue for cards for ration cards.

- Dear, it's getting a bit hot! Please go switch off the nuclear reator.
- Shut up Natasha! Let's drink vodka!

- Dad, I just wrote an essay: "I'm willing to rot in mines for Lenin".
- That's great Sergey, you can go drink vodka with all your classmates.

© Origin unknown.

Music of the Crisis

Немецкий музыкант-экспериментатор переложил графики финансового кризиса на музыку. Он не только присвоил определенные ноты колеблющимся индексам, но и использовал для своего произведения данные по крупным компаниям. Так что благодаря его творческой обработке теперь можно услышать, с каким звуком "падали" Lehman Brothers, Genereral Motors и Bank of America. Такое оригинальное музыкальное сопровождение к экономическим катаклизмам быстро стало хитом на популярном сервисе YouTube.

Спасибо: http://tikandelaki.livejournal.com/37983.html
Источник: http://www.kreidler-net.de/charts.html

 

What really happened in South Ossetia? - Tim Whewell, BBC

Как теперь освещают ситуацию некоторые западные журналисты. Познавательно!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/review/7695956.stm

Видео с русскими субтитрами:
http://www.inosmi.ru/translation/245312.html

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