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Key Cold War Alliances "Cheat Sheet"


NATO- 1949

1949 – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal 

1952 - Greece, Turkey joins… 75 more words

Putin Signs Law to Ease Russian Citizenship for Russian Speakers and Those with Family Ties to the Former USSR


President Vladimir Putin signed a law that would relax requirements for obtaining Russian citizenship for those fluent in Russian, or, whose grandparents lived in the USSR or the Russian Empire within the present borders of the Russian Federation. 174 more words


This… was not written ‘so that it will not happen again’, as the cliché would have it. This… was written because it almost certainly will happen again. 1,422 more words

Personality Disorders

Боливийский Realpolitik Уго Бансера

19-22 августа 1971 года в Боливии, одной из беднейших стран Латинской Америки, произошел военный переворот. Страну возглавил полковник Уго Бансер, эксперт по логистике, военный атташе и министр образования в правоконсервативном правительстве экс-президента … 37 more words

Маленькая разница в оказании большой помощи

Антиамериканская и антикапиталистическая пропаганда постоянно повторяет, что помощь США странам Латины выражалась в том, что Америка наводняла подопечных фашистскими путчистами и коварно выкрадывала ресурсы. За которые платила рыночную цену или цену по договоренностям, но все равно несправедливую, и вообще, помощь США — это никогда не помощь, а воровство, потому что Америка не может не воровать.

Ukrainian Crisis: The Reason Why Putin Calling Eastern Ukraine "Novorossiya" Is Worrisome

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To most, hearing the term “Novorossiya” would elicit a “What?” But in the crisis currently occurring, it is yet another eerie reminder of the Soviet and Czarist Russia age coming back. 363 more words


Florence with a Family

A sight-seeing holiday can be a tricky thing to pull off with a family, especially if it involves heat, crowds and endless history lessons.

The trick is to try and lessen the heat and the crowds by going at an unseasonable time of year (like Italy in April), when the weather is balmy, rather than hot and you don’t have to queue for over an hour of sticky discomfort to get in to a museum.  883 more words

Family Features

JF reblogged this on closetoeighty and commented:

Florence! For years I read about it and famous people who lived there but I did not even dream to visit this wonderful city. How could I? My motherland (the Soviet Union) did not want its children to go abroad. They could decide that life abroad was better and stay there. Then with God's help everything changed. My wife and I took a terrible risk and after months of uncertainty, months without jobs, months of being enemies of the state we got permission to leave the country with our two children. Everybody else we loved was left. However, we were free. 39 years passed. Our grandchildren were born in a free country. We traveled in Italy three times and enjoyed Florence very much. We also visited more than 50 other countries. Please enjoy Florence and don't forget that freedom to travel is not given to everyone.