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The Friday photo - The Kremlin red stars in Moscow's blue sky

To finish every week travel-inspired, I tell you every Friday about one of the photos of my blog’s header.

Today, after a few weeks travelling in Europe I am flying back to Moscow so I’ve selected a photo taken earlier this month on a lovely sunny day. 32 more words


For the Motherland!

I suppose I should start with by answering the question, “why Konflikt ’47?”

There’s been lots of Wierd War 2 games released in recent years and most of them have either been too sci-fi or too occult to draw me.   423 more words


Mikhail Bulgakov's Master and Margarita

I’m so glad this book is my first post but I won’t be so bold as to offer it a rating. It’s a big book that still has areas that I can’t exactly understand and need to research a little more in depth. 1,235 more words


Mil Mi-24 Hind-A

@ Vietnam People’s Air Force Museum- Hanoi, Vietnam

July 2008

I was able to tour this museum during a family trip in 2008.  Besides the $1.20 USD admission fee, I had to pay an additional $.30 USD for a photo permit.  63 more words

Rays of Life - Yuri Dolgushin

“Rays of Life” (excerpt) by Yuri Dolgushin

English Publication History: Red Star Tales (Russian Life Books, 2015)

Original: Russian (Генератор чудес), 1939

Translated by Yvonne Howell, 2015… 626 more words

The diamond named after the 26th Congress of the Communist Party

In the little diamond mining town of Mirny, somewhere in the East of Siberia, it is customary to give a name to diamonds above a certain number of carats. 40 more words


Afganai restitution

Hidden away in the Žirmūnai district in North Vilnius, squeezed between shopping centres, business parks, modern apartment blocks and crumbling Red Army barracks, is an unassuming granite sculpture dedicated to the “Afganai” – the 96 Lithuanians that died among the 4,000 Soviet casualties in the disastrous USSR invasion of Afghanistan, for which the central Asian country is still paying a heavy price today. 125 more words