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The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general. Mostly for Americans, who also happen to be history geeks. Also, we're all friends here, and have beer! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder.

The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general. Mostly for Americans, who also happen to be history geeks. Also, we're all friends here, and have beer! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder.

Location:

United States

Description:

The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general. Mostly for Americans, who also happen to be history geeks. Also, we're all friends here, and have beer! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with Russophiles Unite

2/28/2021
Greetings, Comrades! We dediced to end the month on a lithger note, so here’s our interview with Allistair Pitts from the wonderful Soviet movie analysis podcast “Russophiles Unite” which I’ve plugged here many, many times before. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:41:52

23rd of April

2/25/2021
Greetings, Comrades! This is a short special about the Defender of the Fatherland day…and what Stalin did to Chechens and Ingushs that day. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:44

Kursk, the Unsinkable

2/23/2021
Greetings, Comrades! This episode is dedicated to the Kursk Submarine catastrophe that happened in 2000, and served as a catalyst for the things to come. It’s…not a happy one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:44:55

KV - The Heavy Fist

2/18/2021
Greetings, Comrades! This time, we talk about the heavy fist of the early WW2, the KV tank, whose mistakes were then later fixed by the T-34. Enjoy! And don’t forget to visit rusandsov.com and use Easternborder at checkout for a 10% discount! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:37:01

Navalny Update

2/9/2021
Greetings, Comrades! This time, I bring you an update on Navalny. It’s…looking pretty grim out here. Also, don’t forget to visit Rusandsov.com and use the code “Easternborder” at checkout for your 10% discout, they really have awesone stuff! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:38

T-34 – The Venerable Workhorse

1/30/2021
Greetings, Comrades! This time, we talk about THE most famous tank, this side of the iron curtain. The thing that won the battle of Kursk. The tank that everyone in this part of the planet instinctively thinks of, when someone asks them to think about the default “tank”. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:28

Navalny’s Back In Russia

1/23/2021
Greetings, Comrades! As per request, a neat timeline of various weird stuff concerning Navalny and his return to Russia. And wouldn’t you know it, mass protests happening right now as I post it! Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:31

Doctor's Plot

1/16/2021
Greetings, Comrades! Welcome to the episode that shows Stalin’s Anti-Semitism, and all the bullshit that he did to harm the Jews. It’s…a sad and a terrible thing, and yeah…I can’t say enjoy this time. Learn. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:20

At the mountains of madness, part 2

12/31/2020
This is part 2 of our recap. Please, check out part 1, otherwise this will make no sense. Also, lots of love to our Patrons, artists, and everyone who supports the show. Happy New Year to you and yours! (This is basically insane Russian news, just in case you missed part 1) Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:40:00

At the mountains of madness, part 1

12/31/2020
Greetings, Comrades! This is a VERY aptly named Russian 2020 news recap…and the recent updates too. They make it…pure insanity. Love Y’all, especially my editor, Anete! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:35

Navalny’s poisoning. The fun parts!

12/22/2020
Greetings, Comrades! Just before Christmas, boy, do I have a present for You! I haven’t laughed this hard while making an episode in a long, long while. And it’s about Navalny’s poisoning investigation and Putin’s press conference. It’s…a farce. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:52

The myth of Decembrists

12/16/2020
Greetings, Comrades!Welcome to December. And what better way to enjoy this lovely month than with a story about Russia’s first real revolutionaries – the Decembrists. Surrounded by a ton of myths, these guys definitely left an impact. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:46

News Update November

11/30/2020
Greetings, Comrades! This time, we’re looking at the news again. We have two serious subjects and one about…well, Hitler. No, seriously. Also, my computer is fixed, HMC Byzantium LIVES! Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:06

Soviet Cafe’s…and a bit of politics

11/24/2020
Greetings, Comrades! This time, we go back to people’s stories time, and, I’m happy to announce that this is the last ep recorded on the Kalvis’s PC, so we should be back to normal soon. This one is all about how Soviet cafe’s and restaurants operated. And why getting into one was more expensive than the meals themselves. Oh, and a little bit of weird politics at the end. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:28:14

Ulmanis and our Independence Day

11/18/2020
Greetings, Comrades! Today is Latvia’s Independence Day! The first time one, happened right after WW1. However, there is some weirdness around it, and our founding father Ulmanis is with a bit of a mired history. So there we go. Enjoy! Audio Player Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:29

Normalcy?

11/10/2020
Greetings, Comrades! Presidental elections are over, I can get back to posting. In this episode, some weird Latvian stories, some podcasting housekeeping, and some conspiracy level madness from Russian politics. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:16

MIR and the Last Soviet Citizen, pt.2

10/25/2020
Greetings, Comrades! Part 2 of our emergency ep is out now - as our computer is dead. Please, consider supporting the show by becoming our patron or donating via paypal to ihatebalrog@gmail.com or just clicking the donate button on our homepage, theeasternborder.lv - but the show's great, I think. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:41:10

MIR and the Last Soviet Citizen, pt.1

10/21/2020
Greetings Comrades! Sadly, this ep, and the next one, were pulled out from my in case of emergency, break glass box, and recorded on a very non-suitable equipment. You’ll hear on the show, but I hope that you’ll enjoy this story about one of the actually pretty neat and good things the Soviets did. The late space station “Mir”. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:21

Politics catchup

10/11/2020
Greetings, Comrades! This is a politics catch-up episode that's a bit long but talks about all the important stuff that happened while I was in the Balkans. And...it's a bit scary. Enjoy! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:06:55

Balkan experience 2 – What’s a Slav?

10/1/2020
Greetings, Comrades! This is part 2 of my Balkan Experience series, where I look at Tito, Yugoslav identity and what makes them different from Russians. Of course, brought to You, by The Red Africa, redafrica-travel.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:25