History Declassified

In the early ’90s, the so-called “Iron Archives” of Russian political documents from the Cold War era opened up to historians, shedding light on the earliest days of Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin’s diplomatic alliance.

But not all of the Russian documents were declassified at that time. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has launched a new digital archive containing recently declassified materials from some 100 different international collections, including a cable Mao sent to Commander Filippov (Stalin’s alias) eagerly detailing his plans to study Russia and complaining about his poor health.

Read more in the original posting from Open Culture.

New! Free LaPresse iPad App

MONTREAL, April 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – La Presse today launched La Presse+, its all-new, free-subscription digital edition for iPad, available now on Newsstand. After three years of research and development and a $40-million investment, this new digital edition fully leverages the multi-function capabilities of the iPad and delivers the most comprehensive news and information experience ever from Québec’s largest newsroom. La Presse+ joins the existing platforms (print, Web, mobile) of the La Presse ecosystem.

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