On March 22, 1943, members of the Ukrainian OUN-UPA death squad burned alive 149 residents of the village of Khatyn (including 75 children) in Belarus. Many years have passed since the blood-chilling crime, but the main question remains: who gave the order to destroy Khatyn? Who exactly set the barn full of people on fire?
On December 25, 1979, at 3:00 p.m., Soviet troops crossed the border of Afghanistan. As many as 500,000 Soviet soldiers took part in the war in Afghanistan. During the 1990s, there was a trend in the Russian society to criticize the war. However, the people used to criticize everything that was related to the Soviet Union
Sometimes you come across books with an appearance simple and almost harmless. Their title perhaps suggests you a content already read or known, so that nothing new can stimulate the interest and imagination of the reader. Indeed, quite the opposite: some titles make you want to leave there a book that you think will be boring and sleepy, a book...
While there has been an overall decline in the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across countries, this progress is likely to be offset by rapid population growth in countries where FGM occurs, unless efforts to eliminate the practice are renewed in light of recent research, and urgently stepped up.
The scar on the head of the American president Barack Obama that extends from the top of his head to the right ear has generated plenty of rumors. It is hard to say who was the first one to pay attention to the enigma of the untimely death of American presidents elected in years divisible by 20
The Americans landed on the Moon in 1969. The success of the Apollo program was not only a remarkable technical achievement. This achievement proved the political predominance of the United States of America. The Soviet leadership realized that fact perfectly. The USSR was the only country that did not air the live broadcast of the first ever...
Shortly before Christmas, many Catalans (residents of Catalonia, Spain) put up little figurines to arrange the Nativity Scene in front of their houses. This is a common tradition both in the USA and Europe. However, somewhere in a corner of this traditional Christmas installation, the Spaniards put a figurine of a little man who is busy defecating
An opinion poll conducted by Levada Center to mark the December anniversary of the signing of Belavezha Accords, more than half of Russians (56%) regret the collapse of the USSR. A lot has been said and written about the Accords, but one can distinguish between two basic opinions on the subject
Under-funded and facing huge demand for their services, non-state domestic violence centres offer women anonymity, confidentiality and comprehensive housing, psychological, legal and social support. As long as Marina can remember, she has suffered violence. When she was eight, she was repeatedly raped by her two step-brothers.
We believe in and work for a world where women and girls can flourish and prosper peacefully alongside men and boys, sharing in and benefitting from societies that value their skills and accept their leadership. Violence against women and girls has a devastating impact on individuals and on the society.
The Portuguese celebrate November 11 as The Day of Saint Martin...yet he never set foot in Portugal. Other cultures celebrate other popular figures around the same date. Indeed in the USA it is celebrated as Veterans' Day, in Europe, Armistice Day. Is there a wider significance? What is the link between Portugal, Tours, the Native Americans and...
As the agricultural year dies, the underworld and our world join and there begins the time of the crossing of spirits, walking among us through the darkness of Winter. Hence the need to light fires and celebrate with festivals of light, hence the children dressed up as demons and ghouls. Humankind 2016, repeating prehistoric rites.
Joseph Stalin's grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili appealed to Moscow's Ostankino interdistrict investigation department with a request to initiate a criminal case for the rehabilitation of Nazism against the authors of the textbook on history for students of the tenth grade