Ian David Stewart (The University of British Columbia) reviews Peter Polack’s The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War… 570 more words
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By Jon Hochschartner
In late 1957, in the midst of the Cuban revolution, the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara defended the Soviet Union’s plan to launch a homeless dog found on the streets of Moscow into space, on a flight in which there was no possibility of survival. 570 more words
People of my generation may have not lived through the two World Wars (how it can be referred to as the two Great Wars is somehow beyond my comprehension) but we definitely know and learned of it, either from our school books or from our parents and/or our relatives, who by now, would have most likely departed for the afterlife. 1,375 more words
Anybody, no? Nobody wants to see Soviet relics interacting with Scandinavian modernity with me? While others were on the Amalfi coast getting leathery and accustomed to feeling their toes for the first time since the beginning of winter, I decided to delay that much needed thaw and went on a solo trip to Estonia back in May. 1,166 more words