The Khrushchev era had ended and the Brezhnev era was underway.

There was this thing called the Soviet Union, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It was comprised of Russia and neighboring countries, which is where many of us enjoy vacationing these days.

What’s a Soviet [ˈsōvēət] you aks? 

Noun: an elected local, district, or national council in the former Soviet Union; a citizen of the former Soviet Union.

“Soviet” (singular; Russian: сове́т, tr. sovét, Russian pronunciation: [sɐˈvʲet], literally “council” in English) is derived from a Russian word signifying council, assembly, advice, harmony, concord,[trans 1] and all ultimately deriving from the Proto-Slavic verbal stem of *vět-iti “to inform”, related to Slavic “věst” (“news”), English “wise”, the root in “ad-vis-or” (which came to English through French), or the Dutch “weten” (‘to know’; cf. “wetenschap” ‘science’).

Soviets were political organizations and governmental bodies of the late Russian Empire, primarily associated with the Russian Revolution, which gave the name to the latter states of the Soviet Russia and the Soviet Union.

During this same period, Hollywood actress Linda Darnell appeared onstage in Janus at the Albuquerque Little Theatre in October 1964. Linda Darnell would die tragically the following year. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming was released in 1966.