Tag Archives: Russia

A holiday from hell for two Russian murderers!

I’ve been on my fair share of nightmare holidays.  Sank on the Nile, cars blown up, marooned in a live mine-field… that sort of thing but even I haven’t had quite as rough a time as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, … Continue reading

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Russia in WW1

In 1914, Russia was badly prepared for a serious war having  just nine years earlier  been defeated in a war with against a tiny and a definitely non-European power in Japan. There was a revolution in 1905 that had shaken … Continue reading

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The Russian Revolution

Today marks the centeneary of the famous October or Russian Revolution of 1917 which was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin – Movie Review

Dear Comrades, it gives me great pleasure, indeed it is behoven on me to introduce to you one of the great cinematic treasures of 2017, The Death of Stalin. As the Presdium is no doubt aware (for they have eyes … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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Trump Vs Clinton….who cares?

So today, voters in the United States of America go to the polls in their general elections.  A contest between two of the least likable or worthy people I have ever come across, to think that either candidate is the … Continue reading

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War In Syria, Peace In The Middle-East

This week the U.K. voted to go to war against the terrorists in Syria.  It doesn’t seem to be a popular cause in the U.K. or perhaps it is simply that its opponents are more vocal as it is hard … Continue reading

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