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The Soviet Union Is Gone, But It’s Still Collapsing And 5 other unlearned lessons from leading experts about modern Russia and the death of an empire. Serhii Plokhy Bill Browder Dmitri Trenin Nargis Kassenova Alexander Cooley Andrei Soldatov A mural in the officers’ building at the former Soviet military base on January 26, 2017 in Wuensdorf, Germany. Once called “The Forbidden City,” Wuensdorf was the biggest base for the Soviet armed forces in communist East Germany from 1945 until the last Soviet troops left in the early 1990s. Photo byRead More


My Great-Grandfather the Bundist Founded in 1897, and reaching its height in interwar Poland, the Bund was a sometimes-clandestine political party whose tenets were humane, socialist, secular, and defiantly Jewish. Molly Crabapple Volkavaisk Bundists, 1905. “There, where we live, that is our country.” —Motto of the Jewish Labor Bund During his elder years, my great-grandfather, the post-Impressionist artist Sam Rothbort, tried to paint back into existence the murdered world of his shtetl childhood. Amid the hundreds of watercolors that he called Memory Paintings, one stood out. A girl silhouetted againstRead More

Банда Девочек-подросток, которая соблазняла и убивала нацистов

The Teenage Girl Gang That Seduced and Killed Nazis In the 1940s, sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen used their unassuming profile as teenagers to ambush and kill Nazis in the Netherlands. Jake Rossen Photo by When sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen were young, their mother made them sleep in the same bed. This wasn’t an act of forced sibling bonding: Though the family had more than one mattress, all of them makeshift and stuffed with straw, they shared their modest flat with the Jewish refugees they regularly housed. TheRead More

Трамп, оказывается, обманщик!

Трамп, оказывается, обманщик!

Когда наука становится уродливой – Филипп Ленард и Альберт Эйнштейн

When Science Gets Ugly – the Story of Philipp Lenard and Albert Einstein Their dispute sheds considerable light on the power of nonscientific concerns to sway scientists. Richard Gunderman Photo from NASA via Wikimedia Commons. Scientists are not always as scientific as many suppose. Recent well-publicized cases of scientific fraud prove that scientists can be as susceptible to the allures of wealth, power and fame as politicians, the group that enjoys the lowest public trust. Glaring recent cases have included falsified results in the development of an HIV vaccine andRead More

The Photographer Who Captured America’s Dark Side

The Photographer Who Captured America’s Dark Side By documenting the little things, Robert Frank changed an entire nation’s image of itself. Lucas Reilly Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images On a hot September day in 1957, Jack Kerouac sat on a New York City sidewalk holding America in his hands. At least, that’s how it felt. In reality, he held a book of photographs taken by a Swiss photographer named Robert Frank. Like Kerouac, who had recently released On the Road, Frank had just completed a historic road trip across America.Read More

Robert Frank Photographer

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94 Mr. Frank, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Philip Gefter   Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died on Monday in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94. His death, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Cape BretonRead More

Два украинца которые похоронят Трампа

Who Is Alexander Vindman? A Ukrainian Refugee Who Rose to the White House  He fled Ukraine at age 3 and became a soldier, scholar and official at the White House. That’s where, he plans to tell impeachment investigators, he witnessed alarming behavior by President Trump.  By Sheryl Gay Stolberg Oct. 29, 2019, 5:00 a.m   WASHINGTON — Alexander S. Vindman and his twin brother, Yevgeny, were 3 years old when they fled Ukraine with their father and grandmother, Jewish refugees arriving in New York with only their suitcases and $750. In theRead More

Выставка Туризма в Нью Йорке

Наш специальный репортер в Нью Йорке Миша Бесендорф Выставка  Экспо Туризма в Нью Йорке, в Джавитс Центре В Америке Туризм это идин из больших бизнесов. Он исчислятся в миллиардах долларов. Миллионы американцев едут в отпуск по стране, либо за рубежом. Еще больше туристов в Европе. Объясняется это тем, что в ЕС у людей как минимум 5 недель отпуска. В США от 2х до 4х недель. К тому же в эти годы у европейцев намного больше денежных ресурсов, чем у американцев. Самый большой “магнит” в США это Лас Вегас. В прошлом годуRead More

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