"Guppie" is the nickname of an occasional contributor.
I am interested in history, especially concerning Eastern Europe, and have helped writing the following pages:
Russia / Soviet Union:
Russia, Soviet Union, History of the Soviet Union, Gulag, Collapse of the Soviet Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, History of post-communist Russia, Cheka, OGPU, NKVD, MVD, Great Purges, Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Ruslan Khasbulatov, Aleksandr Rutskoy, Vladimir Putin, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Q: What does the word "Guppie" stand for?
A: The Guppie (or Guppy) is a well-known sort of Gold fish. I took the nick "Guppie" as a joke on my lousy short-term memory.
Q: What is your background?
A: For fear of the IOA I will not reveal any personal information, but I can tell you (some) of my political standpoints, so you can catch me writing POV statements more easily: ;-)
I'm an environmentalist, an anti-capitalist, (although a liberalist of the Thomas Hobbes kind), an anti-communist fascinated by communism and a christian (although beliving in natural science and evolution).
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