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February 28, 2021
Is the American Dream Still Alive?

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.

February 18, 2021
The Victory Day

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.

February 14, 2021
Why More and More Countries Are Choosing the Russian Vaccine

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.

January 31, 2021
Leaders in Coronavirus Vaccination

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?

January 27, 2021
The Liberation of Auschwitz

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.

January 24, 2021
Internet Censorship on the Rise

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”.

December 31, 2020
Beyond Coronavirus: What 2020 Will Also Be Remembered For

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).

December 28, 2020
The Vaccine Race Continues

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.

December 21, 2020
Will Erdogan’s Turkey Recreate the Ottoman Empire?

Turkey is playing an increasingly prominent role in regional affairs not refraining from direct military involvement and setting up military bases across the region.

December 7, 2020
Going Green? Personal Car Seems to Be a Cheaper Alternative to Public Transport in Too Many Places

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?

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