Tagged: Soviet Union

September 27, 1940 Axis Pact Signing

September 27, 1940 – Signing The Axis Pact – Sealing The Fate

September 27, 1940 – In Berlin on this day, Germany, Italy and Japan entered into an agreement by which any of the signatories of the agreement would come to the aid of the other, should that signatory be attacked by any country not actively involved in the war up to...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Alissa Margulis

Alissa Margulis With Stanislav Kochanovksy And The ONDIF Play Music Of Liadov And Prokofiev – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France – Stanislav Kochanovsky/Alissa Margulis – Jan. 31, 2016 – Part 1 Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France – Stanislav Kochanovsky/Alissa Margulis – Jan. 31, 2016 – Part 2 Over to Paris this week for a concert by Orchestre d’Ile-de-France, conducted by Stanlislav Kochanovsky and featuring the German-born brilliant violinist Alissa...

U.S. Marines in Beirut

September 13, 1983 – Sandbags For Beirut – Candles For Seoul

September 13, 1983 – A world in conflict. In Beirut, Marines were given authority to call for air support in case artillery attacks from Lebanese rebel groups. Earlier in the day, President Reagan extended the Marines authority to defend themselves by allowing them to call for airstrikes against any units...

Preparing for War - September 1990

September 9, 1990 – The One Day Summit And Seeing Eye To Eye

September 9, 1990 – News for this day was almost entirely about the growing crisis in the Middle East and the preparations being set for what would be an eventuality. A one-day summit in Helsinki between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev yielded some astonishingly positive results. Astonishing in the sense...

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Roller Skating in Berlin - September 1940

September 2, 1940 – The View From Berlin

September 2, 1940 – Sigrid Schultz Reports from Berlin – Mutual Broadcasting – September 2, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 2, 1940, as reported from Berlin. The first full year of war, and a heavily censored newscast by Chicago Tribune and Mutual Broadcasting correspondent Sigrid Schultz. As...

Prague - August 21, 1968

August 1968 – Prague: Days Of Bricks, Teargas And Tanks

Prague – August 21, 1968 – NBC Radio Second Sunday: Revolution in Revolt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21, 1968 – If you were living in Prague on this day, you would no doubt have been stirred out of your sleep by the sound of tanks rumbling down...

Moscow: August 19, 1991

August 19, 1991 – Tanks In The Streets Of Moscow

August 19, 1991 – CBS Radio News – Special Report -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1991 was a shocking and ominous day for just about everyone, particularly if you were living in Moscow. A coup was underway; orchestrated by hardliners and some Military leaders who saw the Glasnost...