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On November 3, 1957, under leader Nikita Khrushchev, the USSR launched Sputnik 2 into Earth's orbit with Laika the dog on board. Laika was not expected to survive the mission and she died of overheating hours after takeoff. This is where Minicore Studios begins The Sun at Night – by imagin...

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Before you go complaining about your job, take a moment to remember the MESM project, which just marked the 60th anniversary of its formal recognition by the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The project, headed by Institute of Electrical Engineering director Sergey Lebedev, was born in a laboratory bu...

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If we've learned anything from the former Soviet Union, it's that collapsed empires have lots of awesome tech just layin' around. We've recently heard tale of someone who found the remnants of the USSR's lunar program under a tarp somewhere, and now a Russian website has uncovered some pretty bad-a...

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Extraordinarily well-connected mobile blogger Eldar Murtazin -- who just happens to be Russian -- has made the fascinating observation that the Samsung Diva S5150 looks strikingly similar to the kind of Christmas decoration that you'd find in a Soviet home circa, oh, 1986. Coincidence? Probably, bu...

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We're as tired as anyone of our seemingly never-ending tour of duty in the Great War, Part Deux. Still, given the unconventional road Red Orchestra has traveled we're just a teensy bit curious what developer Tripwire Interactive has tucked inside its pit helmet. The Georgia-based studio has officia...

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Seeing as how we're about to re-enter the Cold War, let's try and take our minds off of shooting monkeys into space for a moment and focus on something less cryptic: Soviet-era arcade games! In a fit of nostalgia, four students from Moscow State Technical University managed to locate 32 machines f...

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