Talk:Soviet Union

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Great Soviet Encyclopedia[edit]

Who now owns the copyright? — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.67 / talk / contribs

In Soviet Russia, copyright owns you. MarcusCicero (talk) 17:09, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
In Soviet Russia, terms of service violate you. Otherwise, the question is an interesting one. It was written by a collective, the copyright laws of Russia has changed a few times since then, and there is a new edition being published at the moment - "The Great Russian Encyclopedia". --ZooGuard (talk) 17:29, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Guess who found authentic Soviet propaganda on YouTube?[edit]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzvKCYrWY6E - Part 1, not translated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsf3CeBE0rc&feature=feedlik - Part 2, translated

The good news: I managed to learn how to say and write "gunpowder" in Russian. It's порох, pronounced "porock" (I think), if you're too lazy to actually watch the video.
The bad news: I've got that one song the Kopeck was singing stuck in my head, and I have no idea what the fuck it means. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 03:18, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

The space bit[edit]

The newly added "Space" section needs a good BS filtering, but that will have to wait for a moment when my head is not full of cider.--ZooGuard (talk) 11:21, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Is this article for real?[edit]

Seriously, who wrote this? Reads like the work of a USSR apologist, especially the preface/introduction. --Levi Ackerman (talk) 08:29, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Sorry if attempts at historical balance offend you, but comparing Stalin to the Nazis and calling the regime a one-party dictatorship doesn't exactly sound like the work of a USSR apologist. Complaining that most of the lead is off-topic might get you more rationality points. Annquin (talk) 08:47, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

This article is biased against the Soviet Union[edit]

I thought RationalWiki was supposed to be progressive. I'm not asking you guys to be tankies, but this anti-soviet BS is far from neutral. It reeks of centre-left, social democratic angles on things.

The Soviets were not imperialistic or dictatorial at all. They were simply liberating the other countries from the yoke of capitalistic oppression. It would help if you guys would do a little actual research before spouting your anti-proletarian propaganda under the guise of rationality. Thank you. — Unsigned, by: SamRose81 / talk / contribs

Stalin was a great man. He gave those Kulak scum the painful deaths they deserved. Especially the babies. (((Zack Martin))) 05:46, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
tbf he's not wrong on one note, the USSR was not a dictatorship after the death of stalin. it was a single party state, to be certain, but there was always a dense and powerful party apparatus which could and often did oppose the premier/general secretary, and almost always had a wide variety of factions, sub-factions and other instruments of vigorous backstabbing. the way soviet government worked (beyond "not very well") is actually pretty confusing, but one man never held all the power or ruled by decree after stalin. that khrushchev faced so much opposition before his ultimately peaceful ouster should be evidence of that. 24.220.49.58 (talk) 23:14, 3 February 2018 (UTC)