Today’s Germany wants to succeed at conquering Russia, which had been big enough for Hitler to have risked his entire war.
London and Moscow are the scene of great collective events. Each one expresses its own values. In England, the splendors mask the origin of rich ornaments, often stolen without scruples. In Russia, celebrating the martyrs of the Second World War is a commitment to the same sacrifice for the fatherland. In London, success is measured in terms of what you have taken. In Moscow, it is measured by what you have done for your people.
The answer to “Who owns Crimea?” depends upon whether or not a person thinks that the gifting of Crimea from Russia to Ukraine.
One of the reasons why the Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary series The U.S. and the Holocaust stands out from, and stands above (both more comprehensive, and deeper, than) all other Holocaust documentaries, is that it is the first one to place that historical […]
Foreign policy aims at preventing conflicts with neighbors and developing their peaceful relations. However, Westerners have abandoned this objective to adopt the promotion of their collective interests to the detriment of other actors.
The United States is not the hyper-power it dreamed of being. It has endured a terrible military defeat in Syria with a hundred allied states. Even if they continue to delude themselves, the time of reckoning has come. To survive, Washington has no choice but to ally itself with one of its adversaries. Russia or China? That is the question.
It passed exactly 30 years since the first post-WWII “democratic and multiparty” elections in all six Yugoslav republics in 1990. Next year, however, not only that this country did not exist anymore but the Yugoslavs have been faced with a civil war as a result of the post-Cold War “democratization […]
Part I WWII (1939−1945) The decision of Slovaks during WWII to accept A. Hitler’s protectorate over quasi-independent Slovak state created one of the mutual grievances that existed between the Czechs and the Slovaks in the post-war decades. Due to fear of what the Third Reich would do to Slovakia if […]
The origins of Czechoslovakia (1918−1920) Czechoslovakia gained its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Even though the Austrian-Hungarian Empire was one political entity, the Austrian part and the Hungarian part existed under a Dual Monarchy. Each half of the empire had a large amount of control over their area […]
Part I An indicative testimony of the state of affairs from the 18th century came from a Roman-Catholic Archibishop Mazarek, who himself was of ethnic Albanian origin, from the well-known family Mazrekus, immigrants to KosMet also. In his report from 1760 he writes: „All the time, many Catholic families come […]
President Donald Trump claimed last week that the US and Britain had won World War II. This was a shameless lie and distortion of the facts. Many Americans and Canadians like to believe their nations won the war in Europe and give insufficient recognition to the decisive Soviet role. Most […]
There’s a great danger in revising the history of the Second World War. Any such revision is a betrayal of the victory won in 1945 and a betrayal of those who won this victory. As epic and colossal as the struggle against Nazism was, a betrayal of this sacred struggle would be just as momentous.