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Dolchstosslegende Day

November 11th is Veterans’ Day, originally called Armistice Day. It is the 96th anniversary of the Germans surrendering to the Americans, British, and French on French soil in 1918. 4,175 more words

Balfour Declaration

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg by Helen Rappaport

This powerful account of the Romanovs’ internment and regicide at “The House of Special Purpose” at Ekaterinburg, July 1918, is compelling, evocative, and horrifying. I suspect that Rappaport’s book on this ghoulish event is the most meticulously researched and accurate account of the Bolshevik’s liquidation of Czar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and their five children. 261 more words

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Punishing Suspects

There’s an ancient principle of law, arising from the Roman era:  A person must be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  This is a widespread civil right, even for people who are accused of or charged with a crime.  434 more words


Ukrainian nationalists topple massive Lenin in Kharkiv

Pro-Ukrainian protesters in eastern Ukraine`s city Kharkiv on Sunday toppled a giant Lenin statue seen as a symbol of Soviet legacy and Moscow`s control.

The 8.5-metre (28-foot) statue of the Bolshevik revolutionary built in the 1960s, and the biggest in Ukraine, had been a source of contention between pro-European activists and their Communist foes since Ukraine`s Euromaidan protests last year. 223 more words

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