It’s the ninth chapter in a podcast miniseries that looks at the fall of the Iron Curtain and the popular culture of the Cold War. To start us off, I look at what happened in Eastern Europe from September 1991 to November 1991 with a special focus on real-life spies in the KGB and the CIA. Then, I take a look at two “the Russians are our friends (sort of)” films in 1987’s Russkies and 1990’s The Hunt for Red October.
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Here’s some more stuff for you …
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre on Amazon
Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War by Wayne Vansant on Amazon
The trailer for The Hunt for Red October:
The trailer for Russkies:
The music video for “Ordinary People” by The Box: