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NY Times: Didn’t the Soviets Win the REAL Space Race? You Know, for Diversity?

Soviet cosmonauts weren't victories for people of color; they empowered those who kept them in bondage.

The Cold War may be over, but the New York Times‘ devotion to ignoring the crimes of the Soviet regime endures. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Times felt the need to lecture its readers that the U.S. actually lost the space race… the “Space Race for Equality” that is.

Sofi Oksanen, the Most Important Eastern European Novelist You’ve Never Heard Of

Review: Sofi Oksanen, ‘Purge’

As a child, Finnish-Estonian author Sofi Oksanen spent her summers visiting relatives on a collective farm in Soviet Estonia. Oksanen and her family would travel from Finland in secret, sidestepping Soviet laws. Each summer she would learn a bit more of Estonia’s code of euphemisms, which included phrases like ‘he went into the forest’ or ‘he was taken to Siberia.’