http://militera.lib.ru/research/suvorov12/index.html Written by a Soviet defector this book gives a great insight into the Soviet leadership's mindset.
http://civilwarstoriesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/rebel-snowball-wars-fighting-winter-boredom/ Historical accounts of a snowball battle between northern and southern armies in the Civil War.
http://www.ginandtacos.com/2011/06/03/npf-infiltration/ During the Cold War a teenager was able to fly his plane into Russia and land in Red Square.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidents_with_facial_hair Wikipedia's list of presidents with facial hair. You can sort the table by sideburns!