Fun Fact: Lepa Radic

Lepa Radic was a Yugoslav communist who was executed by the Germans during World War II for firing at their soldiers. The Germans offered her a chance to live, if she snitched on her comrades and leaders. During her last moments (at the age of 17 no less), she vowed they’d let themselves be known,Continue reading “Fun Fact: Lepa Radic”

Fun Fact: Nikolai Vavilov

Nikolai Vavilov was a scientist in the early days of the Soviet Union. He believed in evolution by natural selection along with Mendelian inheritance. Stalin believed in the pseudoscience of Lamarckism and eventually imprisoned him where he died. Nikita Kruschev later pardoned him after death and proclaimed him a hero of Soviet science.