All That’s Interesting investigates the intrigue and espionage of the Cold War with these interesting articles and stories!
Russian State TV To Air Its Own Chernobyl Show That Blames The CIA For The Meltdown
"Many historians do not deny that on the day of the explosion an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station," said the show's director.
This Week In History News, May 6 – 10
Elephant Man's bones likely uncovered, ancient shaman's drug pouch discovered, nuclear-tainted Pacific sea creatures found.
RAF Veteran Could Be Responsible For The 1961 Plane Crash Of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld
The peacekeeper's death has eluded investigators for nearly 60 years, but new evidence may have finally named his murderer.
Eight Real-Life Heroes Who Literally Saved The World
Saving the world isn't always about spur-of-the-moment heroics — though sometimes it is. These eight people managed to save the world in their own ways.
This Week In History News, Dec. 16 – 22
Possible world's oldest pyramid discovered, 18th-century rockets unearthed, CIA dog experiments from the Cold War revealed.
CIA Project MKUltra Achieved Dog Mind Control During The Cold War, Declassified Documents Reveal
“The specific aim of the research program was to examine the possibility of controlling the behavior of a dog, in an open field, by means of remotely triggering electrical stimulation of the brain."
When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas
Throughout the 1950s, atomic detonations brought countless tourists to Sin City — and helped make it what it is today.
The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats
Acoustic Kitty was an experiment taken on by the CIA during the cold war, using cats as covert spies. Shockingly, it didn't get far.
How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon
At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov had the power to decide whether or not World War III would begin. He chose wisely.
Inside The Secret Bunker The U.S. Government Built As A Haven From Cold War Nuclear Holocaust
Hidden beneath a resort in West Virginia and stocked with 30 years of supplies, the Greenbrier bunker was to be the last refuge of the American government in case of nuclear war.
North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel – The “Hotel Of Doom”
The Ryugyong Hotel has been called "the worst building in the world" and the "Hotel of Doom."