Josh’s Blog

20th Century Russia

Embark on this journey with me as we submerge ourselves in the life of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

About Me

Hello! My name is Josh Roach and I am from the small town of Round Hill in Northern Virginia. I am currently studying Political Science with a focus on National Security at Virginia Tech with the hopes of going to flight school afterwards and become a pilot. I have decided to take a quick detour and fly back into the 20th century and learn about the Soviet Union, which I knew very little about besides the fact that they were our allies in WWII and then became our enemies for the next half of the century. The Soviet Union is very interesting and there was rarely a dull moment during its lifetime so I hope you enjoy getting a taste of what life was like in the Motherland just as much as I did.


Recent Blog Posts

The Enchanted Forests

Back in the early 20th century, Russia had a vast area of forests located around the Ural Mountains. Forests were a prized possession to the Russians as it offered them a vast amount of resources. They were also believed to have healing powers and helped people with tuberculosis by purifying the air. The log houseContinue reading “The Enchanted Forests”


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