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Pussy Riot members seek compensation from Russian authorities

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are beginning legal proceedings to claim around 120,000 Euros in compensation from the Russian government.


July 1914

‘An imperial power must do something when the heir to its throne is assassinated.’ (1)

Indeed. The chances of Austria-Hungary letting bygones be bygones in the case of the archduke’s assassination were always going to fall on the side of ‘not happening in a million years’. 2,561 more words

First World War

Ukrainian Army Used Phosphorus Bombs on Civilians – Russian Defense Ministry | World

MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia says it has evidence that Ukraine used phosphorus bombs on populated areas in the country’s east, the deputy head of operations at Russia’s General Staff said on Friday. 445 more words


Russia from Margo

While not technically a postcard, I still wanted to share the goodies my penpal Margo sent in her latest letter :-) It is still a bit bizarre, since all of my previous communcation was from Margo in Ukraine, and now it is from Margo in Russia! 22 more words


The Summer of 1964 Gulf of Tonkin

We look back on The Gulf of Tonkin

Incident that occured fifty years ago and the provocative covert acts against North Viet Nam by the US Navy, CIA, US Army, NSA et al- and local forces under the command of the US installed  Saigon government. 605 more words


British lawmaker calls to strip Russia of World Cup

British lawmaker calls to strip Russia of World Cup http://t.co/YPgmFrST1K

— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) July 26, 2014