Games serve many uses in a culture and society. While they entertain, they often teach analytical thought, improve response time, and develop hand-eye coordination. Sometimes they also physical activity, improving the health of the participants. They also create shared experiences, improving social cohesion. Games thus are often a practical part of culture, creating stronger individuals within a stronger society.

Once Upon a Time in Eastern Europe: Memoirs of a Soviet Child

To the reader: These vignettes are a collection of personal essays of my childhood experiences growing up in the former Soviet Union and my later impressions based on travels to Ukraine and to Russia as a college student. Please be aware that since most of my childhood was spent in the Ukrainian SSR while it […]

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