Tag Archives: Soviet Union

European Council meeting of 20 – 21 October 2022

After the Covid pandemic, which is actually not quite over yet, Europe has much worse cats to flog. With what is going on in the North of Europe, no wonder a lot of time is recently spent on that very … Continue reading

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Despicable actions that endanger entire regions and historical monuments in addition to citizens

Nina Khrushcheva, who was just five or six when her grandfather Nikita Khrushchev died in 1971, says she is “embarrassed” by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and believes the late Soviet leader would think it “despicable” that a city he … Continue reading

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Will Ukraine Escape Russian Domination?

Originally posted on Joyce O’Day:
Image of Ukrainian Lesser Coat of Arms accessed via commons.wikimedia.org. The political history of post-Soviet Ukraine is marked by corruption, electoral fraud, and mass protests.? In the 30 years since the breakup of the…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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…

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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…

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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

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