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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

My Russian Camera.

I’ll try and find my box of photos that I took while I was in the USSR during the mid eighties. I don’t write in diaries so my dates have to be given much leeway by those readers diligent and tenacious enough to keep following my words. 680 more words

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LYNNE CHENEY: The End of History, Part II

Wall Street Journal: The new Advanced Placement U.S. history exam focuses on oppression, group identity and Reagan the warmonger.

If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! 42 more words


Serhii Plokhy: Why America didn't truly win the Cold War

In the run-up to the awarding of the Lionel Gelber Prize, the National Post presents excerpts from all five nominated books.

It was a Christmas gift that few expected to receive. 1,592 more words

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March 15th in history:

Beware March 15th, the Ides of March — the day in 44 B.C. when emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by several members of the Roman Senate. 140 more words

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