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Every Year we Take Another Step Backwards

On 7th October, it was Putin’s 61st birthday. It was also the seven year anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative journalist who was shot dead in her apartment block on the President’s 54th birthday. 586 more words

Playing cards (the German side)

Another picture about card players (see yesterday’s post), but this time from the German side. The environment is more cosy: according to the caption, these officers are playing in former Russian mess for officers.


Russia Employs Former Ukrainian Military Servicemen and Personnel

More than 16,000 former servicemen and civilian personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces have been employed in the military service and given civilian jobs in the Russian armed forces, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said at an intercom conference held at the situation center of the Defense Ministry on Tuesday. 363 more words

Russian Ministry Of Defence

New Ratnik Military Equipment to Transmit Information to Military Medics

In Russia, the Warrior (Ratnik) military equipment is in the final stages of state testing. The next-generation equipment is outfitted with a system to register the physiological state of soldiers, with special sensors transmitting information to military medics. 415 more words

Russian Ministry Of Defence

Rogozin Called Defense Sector to Rely On Itself

Russia should review the work of its military-industrial complex to scale back dependence on foreign technologies, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday during a meeting on defense in the Siberian city Novosibirsk. 380 more words

Russian Ministry Of Defence

The orchestra of Stendal POW Camp

Here’s one of the pictures of the Arabic War Album I’ve just bought (see my yesterday’s post). The scope of this album was to show to Arabic people that Germany was winning the war, and obviously the pictures weren’t chosen by chance. 56 more words


Genealogy: New York Ancestors

Ah, New York, New York… and before that it was New Amsterdam. Your New York ancestors could very well have been New Amsterdam Jews. The first Jews who immigrated to Colonial America hid that they were Jews, because they weren’t welcome… yet. 172 more words