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How Communism gave birth to the world’s most vicious mafia

By Brayden Simms, New York Post

Russian mobster Vyacheslav Ivankov busted in NYC Susan May Tell

Gennady Karkov, the notorious Soviet Union gangster known best as “The Mongol,” stood out amid a world of vicious criminals.

At the heart of the cold war, as the United States fought the Soviet Union to economic stagnation, the Russian mafia — called the vory, or “thieves in law” — waged their own private war on the communist state’s criminal capitalist underclass, and The Mongol helped lead the way.… Read Full Article

Space 1999 Rescue Eagle 1/48 Scale Finished Display Model LIMITED TO 500

Retail Price: $369.99
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Space 1999 Rescue Eagle 1/48 Scale Finished Display Model:

From the Gerry Anderson production, Space:1999 comes an assembled large format display model of the Rescue Eagle Transporter! Based on the heralded model kit, this model has been exhaustively researched for accuracy to reflect the 44-inch filming miniature.

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Windows 7 Remastered: The Best Microsoft OS You’ll Never Use

By , Forbes

What if operating systems got the remaster treatment just like classic video games and albums? A modern reimagining of Windows 7 gives us a beautiful but bittersweet glimpse into that possibility.

A logo concept for Windows 7: 2018 Edition

Following the bloated disaster that was Windows Vista, Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system was a breath of fresh air for PC users, and those users spoke with their wallets.… Read Full Article

THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE

Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls.

Country: Italy

Language: Italian

Release Date: 1963 (USA)

Also Known As: Curse of the Vampire

Filming Locations: Palazzo Borghese, Artena, Rome, Lazio, Italy Company Credits

Stars: Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco, Maria Giovannini… Read Full Article

The World of Duke Ellington, Beyond Virtuosity, A Total Independence of Musial Expression

“The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape.”-Duke Ellington

The World of Duke Ellington is a fascinating portrait of one of America’s greatest musical legends, longtime friend and jazz historian Stanley Dance recounts the life of the incomparable Duke Ellington in his own words and in the words of the artists who played along with him: longtime co-composer Billy Strayhorn, saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Clark Terry, drummer Sonny Greer, vocalist Alice Babs, and organist Wild Bill Davis, among many others.… Read Full Article