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Unusual Fact: The smallest town in the world, according to Guiness World records is Hum in the central part of Istria. It has only 23 inhabitants. 1,086 more words


The October 2014 Parliament Elections in Latvia

By Alex Dantec

The outcome of the October 4 Latvian parliamentary elections illustrates the complicated situation the country has been in since its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union. 1,019 more words


The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth

Roger’s note: I cannot vouch for the historical credibility of this, but it rings true for me.  The East German Communist government was a brutal dictatorship and its secret police, the Stasi, was known for its ruthlessness.   1,507 more words

Roger Hollander

Political Implosion Journalism

From Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, by Blaine Harden (Penguin, 2012), Kindle Loc. 178-195: 374 more words


Bulgaria Between the Crisis (2): Refugees from the Syrian Conflict

Today, Bulgaria finds itself situated between some of the most alarming conflicts of the last decades. In the north-east, just across the Black Sea, Ukraine is about to dissolve in a violent war. 2,103 more words


Werwolf - Hitler's Bunker In Ukraine: A Memorial To Destruction

A patch of pine forest and stifling summer heat played a crucial role in a little known, but critical drama that took place in central Ukraine during World War II. 1,152 more words

Eastern Europe

Wisconsin Peace Corps volunteer helps young women find their voice through camp in Albania

Dozens of young Albanian women are taking lessons of empowerment, leadership, and personal responsibility back to their home communities, after a national “Girls Leading Our World” (GLOW) conference organized by Peace Corps volunteer Heather Hilt, of Mequon, Wis. 665 more words

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