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Russian Architecture Inspired By Science Fiction

Russian architecture took some rather strange turns during the Cold War era, and the results are out of this world. Take a gander at these (mostly concrete) unusually shaped buildings, which were built with the power of imagination! Link

US planned to detonate nuke on the Moon

During the Cold War the United States considered lanching and detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The plan was aimed at intimidating the Soviets by…

Moscow Time-lapse

(vimeo link) I grew up during the Cold War, with an image of Moscow as a drab, grey, cold, Soviet citadel. But the Cold War has been over for 20 years! This video shows the city as beautiful and colorful, both historical and modern. -via Everlasting Blort

For Sale: The UK’s Enormous Bomb Shelter Designed to House the Government during a Nuclear War

(Video Link) Built in the 1950s, this bunker in Wiltshire could house and feed 4,000 people for three months. The United Kingdom designed it to house the government if the worst happened during the Cold War. Watch this video tour of its facilities and make an offer. It’s up for sale. Link -via Boing Boing