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Havel – A Life

Havel – A Life
By Michael Zantovsky
Atlantic books – £25.00

         All my life I have simply believed that what is once done can never be undone          and that, in fact, everything remains forever. 681 more words


Remembering Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" Speech

On June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan, standing before the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with the Berlin Wall looming behind him, issued his famous challenge to the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. 513 more words

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Standing with the Soviets: The Nation during the Cold War

We’ve been pondering The Nation, America’s top left-wing weekly, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. Founded as a respectable organ of liberal opinion, it became, in the twentieth century, a megaphone for fans of Soviet Communism. 651 more words


Vladimir Voinovich Appears in Person!

By: Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural

West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/6/15 – Renowned Russian writer and dissident Vladimir Voinovich held a reading for an audience that numbered in the hundreds at the Gardner School’s Michael Jackson Auditorium located at 7450 Hawthorn Avenue in West Hollywood. 319 more words


MAY 28: He buzzed Lenin's tomb

ON THIS DATE IN 1987, eighteen-year-old West German Mathias Rust landed a rented plane on Moscow’s Red Square, embarrassing the Soviets during the last years of the Cold War. 219 more words

5 reasons why the Chernobyl disaster got so out of control

From Sputnik News, April 26, 2015

On the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in what was then the Ukrainian SSR, Vladimir Bronnikov, who headed the original containment operation at the plant, told RIA Novosti Ukraine why the accident became such an enormous disaster. 908 more words

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 08/04/2013

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM

Born: Roberts 13-Oct-1925 – Died 08-Apr-2013 Aged 87… 2,326 more words