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RT: US armor paraded 300m from Russian border (VIDEO)

Published time: February 25, 2015 08:38
Edited time: February 25, 2015 13:52

U.S. soldiers attend military parade celebrating Estonia’s Independence Day near border crossing with Russia in Narva February 24, 2015. 554 more words


Sergey Glazyev and the Eurasian Backup

By Pierre-Olivier Bussières

Nothing initially seemed to bring professor Sergey Glazyev and President Vladimir Putin together. A presidential candidate against the incumbent in 2004, Glazyev stepped out of Yeltsin’s government in 1993, when the latter brought up the tanks to force the parliament to pass fast-track privatization bills. 783 more words


On this day: the Battle of Olszynka Grochowska

On the 25th of February, 1831, Polish people near Warsaw fought against the Russians in the Battle of Olszynka Grochowska. The result of the battle is listed as inconclusive. 9 more words


Ex-KGB Officer Admits That 1917 Bolshevik Revolution Was Kind Of Bad

I never thought I’d read the following from a former KGB officer. Leonid Reshetnikov, a former member of the SVR (Sluzhba vnezhnei razvedki, or Foreign Intelligence Service, which is the successor to the KGB arm that conducted foreign operations) and current director of a pro-Kremlin think tank called the… 286 more words


On this day: The beginning of the February Revolution in 1917

Armed workers and soldiers escorting captured policemen.

Part of the Russian Revolution, the February Revolution began in Petrograd, modern day Saint Petersburg on the 23rd of February, 1917. 53 more words


The Great War. Part IV - The Outbreak of War

The Outbreak of the War

After the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Great Powers answered to the crisis in varied ways: Being the predominantly blamed nations for the outbreak of war, Germany and Austria had to bear at least some of the blame for the war. 2,367 more words


Torn asunder - of Finland and its history

So I was taking the opportunity of a lull in the meeting to bore my colleagues with yet another historical tidbit. Okay, maybe not bore, as I do try to present my favourite moments in history in an entertaining manner, involving a lot of posturing, multiple voices and general enthusiasm, but in a group of people not all that interested in history this mainly leads to amused smiles rather than a riveted audience. 2,440 more words