Those days we are celebrating that 100 years ago the Kaiser invented new countries in the western areas of the Russian territories occupied by German troops during the WW1. The Kaiser backed pro-german separatist fellows that created puppet states with strange names like Esthonia (originally with “h”), Latvia or Ukraine. In the case of the so-called Republic of Lithuania the country promoted by the German imperialists had anything to do with the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania that was one of the most important Russian principalities during the medieval ages till the Union of Lublin with Poland ( considered by some historians a sort of genocide….many Lithuanian nobles fled to Moscow in those times).
As beach vacation destinations go, Vietnam perhaps isn’t the obvious choice. However, the country’s beaches are beautiful enough to rival those of the more famous Thailand resorts, and there are plenty that haven’t yet been spoiled by high-rise resorts and… Đọc tiếp
(EN/ FR) Still I remember some of the strong and beautiful women I met in Donetsk during my 18 months working and living in that rebellious city. I used to go for lunch to a simple “stalovaya” (canteen) where was… Đọc tiếp
Great chat last night catching up with friends at our 50th HS reunion reception after the school football game. Reunion dinner tonight. Downside is have to hurry home Monday to prep for the Hurricane. Comments comments
Bristol music people. This whole St Philips Gate mystery-venue-that-has-to-keep-moving-its-gigs-to-other-venues thing has been troubling me. So I did what all good troubled people should do and went out and paced every yard of the St Philips and Feeder Road area to… Đọc tiếp
Back to 1996. These kids on the telly today don’t know they’re born. (Heck, I was never that thin! Must be the lighting!) Comments comments