The government of Russia has announced a sweeping new policy commemorating the victims of past repressions during the era of the Soviet Union.
Not that you’ll hear about in the Western press which will continue to insist Putin sees Stalin … Read the rest
Russia on Wednesday cancelled the release of a Hollywood thriller set in the Stalin era on grounds it distorts history and would be shown as the country celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.
The film, “Child … Read the rest
Watching the excellent CNN coverage yesterday of the 25th anniversary of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall takes me back to 1964 when I was on my way to a new country South Africa from Canada with my … Read the rest
British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday.
In the speech, the monarch was to urge Britons to remain united and … Read the rest
George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.
Amazon.com says the book, published in 1945, has gone from No. 13,074 to No. 193 on its selling … Read the rest
The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”, shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.
In November 1962, Soviet … Read the rest
Mrs. Margaret Thatcher famously stated in the nineteen-eighties that “Anyone who thinks the ANC will form the government of South Africa is living in cloud cuckoo-land.”
For this, she was ridiculed by the British radicals, with Bishop Trevor Huddleston of … Read the rest