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Intervision, the Soviet Bloc Festival that Replicated Eurovision with Voting by Turning the Lights On and Off

This is evident with NATO and the Warsaw Pact or the European Common Market and COMECON. But interestingly enough, the Eastern countries also had a response to something much less serious. In 1977, the ISC, the Intervision Song Contest, was born, which, as you can guess, was a copy of the Eurovision Song Contest in […]

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Kitchen debate, the dialectic exchange between Nixon and Khrushchev during the American National Exhibition in Moscow

On July 24, 1959 Moscow was the site of an unusual event: the American National Exhibition, which followed the Soviet exhibition held a few months earlier in New York, both with the objective of reducing tensions between the two major blocks of the Cold War, taking advantage of the period of thaw that Nikita Krushchev […]