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  • Over half of the citizens of the Soviet Union were Russian.
  • He de— scribed what was happening in Afghanistan as a "war between two elephants"—the US and the Soviet Union—not our war, and said that we Pashtuns were "like the grass crushed by the hooves of two fierce beasts."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • APRIL 9 (UPI) —Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, sentenced to die for transmitting A-bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, received a pre-Passover visit at Sing Sing prison from their 5— and 9-year-old sons.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • They reasoned that eastern Poland, closer to the Soviets, would be safer than the west, with its proximity to Germany.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • I can see the headline from here: "Germans and Soviets Parade in Poland."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Our goal, I suppose, was to obliterate the Soviet Union before they obliterated us.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • In the east, the Soviets have retaken Minsk; the Polish Home Army is revolting in Warsaw; a few newspapers have become bold enough to suggest that the tide has turned.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Alan told Yousef the best part, that his father had been captured by the Nazis, imprisoned at Muhlberg, and when the Soviets overran the region, they expected to be freed, but were not.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Sometimes, when he went down to put the kettle on, and didn’t return, I found them arguing happily in the kitchen like a pair of actors in a stage production, about the dissolution of the Soviet Union or whatever.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Three days before Britain and the Soviets joined forces.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • She said that the Soviet Union was the best nation in the world, along with Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • In 1957, the Soviets launchedSputnik I, casting a shadow of fear across America.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • One evening, a slightly tipsy visiting professor named Chatelard asks Pari what she thinks will happen to Afghanistan when the Soviets leave.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The Pashtuns were the tribe who refused to buckle under to the army of the Soviet Union.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Then, in May, the Soviet Union orbited Sputnik III, weighing in at a whopping 2,925 pounds.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Speaking as if the POWs were old friends, he voiced his hope that the prisoners would help Japan fight the "Red Menace"—the Soviet Union, which had just seized Japan’s Kuril Islands.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Lumumba, after turning to the Soviet Union for backing, was tortured and killed by a commander named Joseph Desire Mobutu, an act done with the blessing, if not the outright aid, of the CIA.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Though the research done on HeLa cells in space was legitimate and useful, we now know that it was part of a cover-up for a reconnaissance project that involved photographing the Soviet Union from space.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And General Taheri, whose hopes had stirred awake after the Soviets pulled out, went back to winding his pocket watch.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • ON September 23, 1949, Moscow Radio announced that the Soviet Union had developed on atomic bomb.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • But our comrades in the Soviet Union won’t let him go.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Well, perhaps you will be able to come to the Soviet Union and continue your studies there.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Germany had invaded the Soviet Union on Midsummer Eve.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Why do you want to fight the Soviets?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Philby had not yet been revealed as a Soviet spy, but two of his colleagues, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, had just defected to the Soviet Union.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The Dark Elders valued their privacy; their preference was for quiet, out-of-the-way places small islands, patches of desert, countries like Switzerland, portions of the former Soviet Union, the arctic reaches of Canada, Himalayan temples and the Brazilian jungle.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Many of the Wazir men had fought alongside American Special Forces in their crusade to drive the Soviets from Pashtun lands in Afghanistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The line that continued upward after the intersection belonged to the Soviet Union, and the time of the intersection was right then.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Japan’s military leaders calculated that Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941 would be successful.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • One of them, they explained, had been a fisherman on the coast; the other had been taken as a child to Sweden by his parents when the Soviets were established in Estonia.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Goldfarb was a rumpled-looking microbiologist, a former refusenik in the latter days of the Soviet Union.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Lin Biao had been trying to flee to the Soviet Union when his evil motives were discovered.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • (The example was Stalingrad.) Cautery will require the United States to inform the Soviet Union of what has happened and to advise that the Russians themselves destroy the city.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The party in the Soviet Union had trouble with people like that.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • We can’t control these changes any more than the Soviets or the Chinese can.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Marxists gave serious attention to national liberation movements and the Soviet Union in particular supported the national struggles of many colonial peoples.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Even in the finest clinic in the Soviet Union nothing could be done.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • There was a story about an American arms shipment to Greece and the subsequent debate in the United Nations; the Soviets protested.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • In 1962, when he discovered that the Soviets were building offensive nuclear missile bases in Cuba, President Kennedy resisted calls for an immediate air strike and pursued a course of diplomacy that averted the catastrophe of nuclear war.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • They were meant to prove not merely that emigres had bad things to say about the Soviet Union (which neither surprised nor upset anyone in the country), but that they call one another names and make free use of dirty words.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • He didn’t like America and he knew that England was one of those countries where the Soviets had agents at the highest levels within military intelligence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Once Georgi started you were in for a twenty-minute discourse on the former Soviet Union, waterfront property in Bulgaria, and his various cross-country motorhome trips with his wife Albena, who had passed away years ago and was greatly missed.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Iron Curtain countries excluding the Soviet Union and China.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • One of the Refus who came over the Dateline from the Soviet Union.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Its contracts with the former Soviet Union were at one time quite controversial.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The Soviets may have had other plans.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • It seems the Soviet Union has conducted an atomic test at a secret location somewhere inside its own borders.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Old Soviets know.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He had never sought the dissolution of the Soviet Union and never renounced his fundamental commitment to Marxism-Leninism.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He still hasn’t grown up and settled down, even though he has captured district after district for the Soviets from Komuch.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
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