In 1991, a blond-haired, blue-eyed soldier with an American Flag tattooed on either shoulder brawled with a burly, scarred Soviet ex-wrestler in a Moscow factory. As the two opponents squared off, an aggressive, drunken crowd watched the spectacle with frenzied fervor. For less than 20 seconds, the two combatants engaged in vicious conflict, exchanging punishing blows and bone-crunching body-slams. After one final flurry of violence the soldier slammed the Soviet’s head into the ground. The Soviet remained on the ground, broken and bruised as the American soldier stood triumphantly, confidently over him...
Wenig, Kelly, "Fighting the Cold War in the Virtual Streets: Video Games as a Source Base for Social and Cultural History" (2011). History Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters. 3.