Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Crisis, History, News and Politics, Visuals (Video, Photo, Cartoon), World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #1 Early history

The last few weeks we come to hear more disturbing news from a huge country wich historically had been inhabited by nomadic groups and empires. Herod. i. wrote in 125 about “a clan fretre of the Pasargadae”. According to Darius … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, News and Politics, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

United States of America once more showing how it wants to Distort Historical Facts and Truth

Since a few years several populist politicians are trying to twist the truth and certain important European leaders, who formed the ‘Normandy Four’ even did not dare to speak openly about the going on disinformation and the effort to create more Russophobia. Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in B4Peace, Education, History, News and Politics, Warning, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

June – July 2019

June was hottest ever recorded on Earth = Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global average temperature for June 2019 … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Environment and Ecology, History, News and Politics, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“If Perestroika Fails…”: The Last Summer of the Cold War – June-July 1991.

Originally posted on Andrew James:
President Gorbachev had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but gave his acceptance speech in Oslo on 5 June 1991, twenty-five years ago. In it he warned that, if perestroika fails, the prospect…

Rate this:

Posted in B4Peace, History, Thoughts of others, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Free Market (and all that) did not bring down the Berlin Wall

Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
There are certain narratives which are never questioned. One such narrative is rise of free market thinking in the last 30 years or so. Now, this itself was not new as before great depression we had…

Rate this:

Posted in B4Peace, History, News and Politics, Thoughts of others | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Resting and depending for its continuance on the free consent and will of the sovereign people of each region

Perhaps it would not be bad for the Flemish, Walloon, German, Dutch, French and other people living in Belgium to remember some sayings from the time the United States of America came into formation. In reply to: Walloon politicians have … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, News and Politics, Thoughts of others | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Plan spoken of in long past times

From the Ukraine political crisis in November 2013, after Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin could chat up the Crimean population and making them … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, News and Politics, Religion, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Looming verdict for the one who dares to speak and unravel

Alexei Navalny, father of two children, made the transition from cantankerous anti-corruption blogger to become the undisputed leader of the ragtag group of writers, journalists and professional headbangers who make up the entrenched opposition to President Vladimir Putin. The ex-Soviet Union … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in News and Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment