The Cold War ended 30 years ago today

Exactly 30 years ago today, on December 3rd 1989, the then Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the US President George Bush (father) made a truly historic joint news conference on board the Soviet cruise ship Maxim Gorky, during the Malta Summit and officially declared an end to the Cold War. The Malta summit has being... Continue Reading →

The cold(est) Russian Winter

Today, December 1st, is the first day of Winter in Russia. The Russian winter is known to be cold, very cold. So much so that the expressions General Winter, General Frost, or General Snow refer to the harsh winter climate as a contributing factor to the military failures of several invasions of Russia. This year, though, it could turn out... Continue Reading →

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