The post-WWII United States was at the peak of its soft power. One of its pillars was the American Dream. Every American could expect that his children would be better off – better off in every respect: healthier, longer-lived, better educated, happier, richer – than he was. Seventy years later, this dream seems to be blown to bits.
In the final days of the World War II in Europe, the German command pursued a deliberate policy of successive partial capitulations in the West to bring as many as possible of the eastern military formations westwards and surrender them intact to the British and Americans. It was General Eisenhower how dashed German hopes for a separate peace with the West and facilitated the signing of the final instrument of surrender at the seat of government from where the German aggression sprang: Berlin, captured by the Red Army.
On January 29, 2021, the Russian Direct Investment Fund applied for registration of the Sputnik V vaccine in the European Union. In January, Hungary became the first EU country to register the Russian vaccine joining dozens of other states across the world.
Vaccination against COVID-19 has already become the largest vaccination campaign in history. As of January 25, 2021, more than 65.7 million doses in 56 countries have been administered. Which countries are leading in terms of vaccination?
On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers liberated the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. It was during the Vistula-Oder Offensive which drove the Nazis out of Poland paving the way for the eventual final victorious battle in Berlin some three months later.
Public figures are being blocked by the social media giants for “violating community standards” which has become coded language for “we don’t like what you have to say on our platform”.
As we say goodbye to the year 2020, let’s remember some of the major international events somewhat eclipsed by the pandemic (and the U.S. presidential elections).
Several dozens of coronavirus vaccines are being tested worldwide. By mid-December 2020 seven of them were approved for full or limited use worldwide. Here’s a brief overview.
Turkey is playing an increasingly prominent role in regional affairs not refraining from direct military involvement and setting up military bases across the region.
In too many places around the world driving a car is cheaper than using public transport. This is especially true for the era of cheap oil. How are we going to get green then?