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How Russia Is Preparing For WWlll

Authored By The Saker

I have recently posted a piece in which I tried to debunk a few popular myths about modern warfare. Judging by many comments which I received in response to this post, I have to say that the myths in question are still alive and well and that I clearly failed to convince many readers. 4,077 more words


Yet again, I took a bus south surrounded by amazingly beautiful scenery (with an unfortunate hour long border cross) and arrived in the northern city of Shkoder, on the side of Lake Skader. 736 more words

Eastern Europe

Yugoslavia in the 1990s: the wonder-team that never was

In 1991, the great Red Star Belgrade of Savićević, Prosinečki and Pančev won the European Cup, defeating a Marseille team featuring stars such as Jean-Pierre Papin, Abedi Pele and Chris Waddle. 1,739 more words


Bran's Castle

Before arriving to Romania, I made myself a list of attractions and places that I wanted to visit during my six-week stay. This past weekend I finally got to visit attraction number one on my list, Bran’s Castle. 510 more words


Sedlec Ossuary and Kutná Hora

Make no bones about it, Sedlec Ossuary is an eerie and unusual place. From the outside it might look like any other unassuming church or chapel but it’s on the inside where things start to get weird. 704 more words


Day 19

Day 19. After a bit of an early start we were on the road to Kudowa Zdroj , we took a bus then taxis over the border to Poland, it’s fascinating that if you don’t know what to look for you’ve already passed through the border. 242 more words


Common Prosperity is better than a rich-poor divide #EUreferendum

Immigration from the relatively poorer EU countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania) forms the crux of the debate about the EU referendum. 180 more words