Posts Tagged ‘soviet union’

The Tree & The Cat – Soviet Animation

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Animation from the Soviet Union, circa 1983 (thanks to Melissa Stordahl for the find!). Found at YouTube from Niffiwan.

WTF: Tourist Destination, Chernobyl

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Nearly 25 years after a reactor at the Soviet-era plant exploded, the irradiated zone around Chernobyl is attracting curious visitors from around the world, from nuclear specialists to ordinary tourists, willing to pay 120 euros a day for a guided tour. Found at YouTube from AFP.

1986: Complete Soviet News Coverage Of Chernobyl Disaster

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

…all 17 seconds worth. Found at YouTube from

Soviet-Era Computer-Animated ASCII Cat

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This computer animation was made in the Soviet Union in 1968. A group of Russian physicists and mathematicians with N. Konstantinov at the head, created mathematic models of the cat and its movement and programmed those models for the computer “BESM-4”. The computer printed hundreds of frames on paper using alphabet symbols and then they were converted to the cinefilm. Found at YouTube from avatarlemon via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.

Four-Year-Old Boy Recites Herb Brooks’ Miracle Pre-Game Speech

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Here’s a little kid reciting Herb Brooks‘ inspirational speech before the US Olympic hockey team before their game against the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. Found at YouTube from jsacco14.

This is the scene from the movie Miracle in which Brooks delivers the same speech to his team. Found at YouTube from murphystar1.

конфликт (Conflict) – A Soviet Anti-War Animated Film/Music Mashup

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

конфликт (Conflict) is a 1983 Soviet animated anti-war film by . Just War is a song by Gruff Rhys off the new album by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. This mashup of the two was edited, timed and mastered by . Found via .