Posted on 11/14/2017 10:49:46 AM PST by TigerClaws
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, time capsules that were buried 50 years ago across the country are being unearthed.
The 1917 upheaval, including the October Revolution, saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.
Young people in 1967 wrote letters to their 2017 peers, celebrating the achievements of Soviet rule and anticipating exciting developments in space exploration and science.
But they could have hardly imagined that – 50 years later – flights to Mars would still be a distant reality, and that the Soviet Union would have collapsed before their messages saw the light of day.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com …
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