The U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. had always been enemies, it was just that they came together to defeat a common enemy Nazi Germany led by Hitler. So, it was no surprise that their mutual hostility continued after Hitler was defeated. The two parties that she knew was involved was the conflict with the west. The USA the USSR two allies who defeated Hitler. My grandmother said that the USA was a capitalist democracy and the USSR was the communist dictatorship. Both which held the key to greatness.
Back in those times in the 1940s through the 1970 there was a lot going on my great great grandfather