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Roy Rolling

(6,953 posts)
Thu Mar 10, 2022, 06:24 AM Mar 2022

The Beatles Defeated the Soviet USSR

It was the love of jeans and the Beatles that helped topple the USSR. Kids were not agreeable with the government, and their love for Western—-world—-products and culture was irresistible.

Taking away the Internet and PlayStation for these now-adult Russian citizens will cripple Putin.

This documentary is superb recounting the real Russian revolution. A full hour, but you will understand how Putin has screwed the pooch.

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The Beatles Defeated the Soviet USSR (Original Post) Roy Rolling Mar 2022 OP
K&R! Thanks for posting - Bookmarking Rhiannon12866 Mar 2022 #1
Hello?!? chwaliszewski Mar 2022 #2
Well, duh Roy Rolling Mar 2022 #5
Imagine magicguido Mar 2022 #3
There's a story that Soviet leadership was so concerned thucythucy Mar 2022 #4


(8,165 posts)
4. There's a story that Soviet leadership was so concerned
Thu Mar 10, 2022, 11:39 AM
Mar 2022

about the impact of the Beatles that they sent a KGB agent to go "underground" at the Maharishi's ashram while the Beatles were there, disguised as a hippy. Supposedly, everyone immediately knew he was a spy, since his behavior was so blatantly phony and unhip.

Thanks for posting this video.

Heartbreaking though to see the concert in Kiev at the end, and to realize what's happening now.

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