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Life in Russia Under Catherine the Great by Miriam Kochan

Life in Russia Under Catherine the Great by Miriam Kochan lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my History Russia section. 276 more words

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George Krimsky, 1970s AP correspondent in Soviet Union, dies

WASHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Journalist and author George Krimsky, who covered Charles Manson’s arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and…


21st January - On This Day In History


1924 Benny Hill (comedian)


1924 Lenin (Revolutionary leader and premier of Russia)

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1976 Concorde makes first commercial supersonic flights are made by Britain and France… 37 more words

The Agony of Breslau

Breslau WW II Wrocław (Breslau) 1945. City of ruins.

NS-Gauleiter Karl Hanke (1903-1945). During the waning months of World War II, as the Soviet Red Army advanced into Silesia and encircled Breslau (Festung Breslau), Hanke was named by Hitler to be the city’s “Battle Commander” (Kampfkommandant). 1,261 more words


Changjon Street Apartments

In my Chollima Statue review I explained how Kim Il-sung was keen that the redevelopment of North Korea, after the devastating impact of the Korean War, occur as quickly as possible and in 1956 he first urged his people to “rush at the speed of Chollima.” 507 more words


Liberation Tower

This is one of Pyongyang’s older modern age monuments having being built in 1947 (refurbished 1985). It stands at a height of 30 metres on Moran Hill close to the large bronze statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il ( 416 more words