The Soviet Union's desperate efforts at mind control | Curio

The Soviet Union's desperate efforts at mind control

7 mins | Mar 27, 2022

Perhaps not surprisingly, they didn't work as planned. In October 1989, as the Cold War was ending, television viewers in the Soviet Union tuned in to the first of a series of very unusual broadcasts. Wladimir Velminski tells us the fascinating story behind Anatoly Mikhailovich Kashpirovsky's six infamous 'healing' transmissions, a peculiar effort to reignite communism in the last days of the Soviet Union.

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