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James
Polymath, Polyglot, Humanist, Historian, Slavist, Sui Generis and European. How may i help?
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Interesting tidbit, 200 years ago (in 1818) the Ruler of the first Saudi state, Abdullah bin Saud, was dragged into Constantinople on the orders of the Ottoman Sultanate and publicly executed. This was deemed a punishment for a war that the house of Saud started.
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Sky News 16h
The Norwegian saboteur credited with stopping the Nazis from acquiring nuclear weapons has died aged 99
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Mare Humorum. Not bad eh for just a phonecam + scope combination?
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Business Ukraine mag Oct 22
Toronto has unveiled a Holodomor Memorial modeled on the statue of a starving little girl that serves as the centerpiece of Kyiv's own memorial to the victims of Stalin's 1930s manmade famine. Over four million Ukrainians died in the atrocity that many see as an act of genocide
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James Oct 21
Moscow bans ceremony honouring victims of Stalin’s Terror
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Business Ukraine mag Oct 20
A mass grave has been uncovered in the foothills of the Ukrainian Carpathians containing the remains of 225 Ukrainians (including 50 children) murdered by Stalin's NKVD. Ukrainian efforts to honor the victims of Stalinism are vital as Russia bans memorials and rewrites history
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Victims of Communism Oct 16
The campaign of cultural genocide (which Chinese authorities call "Sinicization") being waged against the and other Muslim minorities in will go on despite global condemnation, a high-ranking CCP cadre has pledged.
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James Oct 16
At the Battle of Watling Street, Boudicca expected a great victory to the point a wagon train was arranged for spectators (women and children). Her badly managed and ill equipped army ended up being massacred by the more disciplined Romans.
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James Oct 13
"In Russia’s arctic wilderness, the remnants of one of the Soviet Union’s most tragic gulag projects now lies largely forgotten."
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Krystyna Piórkowska Oct 11
Replying to @Roger_Moorhouse
In the Potma camps, during 1940-41, they held a group of Orthodox nuns. As a mark of respect, the nuns were not forced to work. However, as they did not work, they did not receive food rations. The female prisoners shared their rations with the nuns.
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James Oct 12
Replying to @DanKaszeta @joelw_762
A copy of "The First Guide" can be found on
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Protest SPb Oct 11
Replying to @historyboy77
You have missed two very important points: These torture/death camps were located not only in Russia. Kids were rather common prisoners in GULAGs. Some of them survived as you can see
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James Oct 12
Replying to @SeirdNavNnac
(3) She also knew of entire labour brigades sent into the tundra who just disappeared and saw people shot "on the spur of the moment."
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James Oct 12
(2) This may well be anecdotal but has told me his aunt was imprisoned near Vorkuta and saw bodies "stacked like timber" (and initially she thought they were timber) in the forest near one camp.
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James Oct 12
Replying to @SeirdNavNnac
(1) The two systems do have their differences, but the reason why i say the precise Gulag death toll is still something debated over is because not every death in the Gulag system was recorded.
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Liam Dutton - Weatherman Oct 11
Hurricane Leslie - the storm that doesn’t want to die. It’s been roaming around the Atlantic Ocean for 19 days now, with varying degrees of strength. It’ll still be around for another four days - at least.
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Radosław Sikorski Oct 1
Brexiteer comparisons of the European Union to the USSR is cheap and offensive, particularly to us who have lived both. Did the Red Army force you to join? How many millions has Brussels exterminated? Gulag for demanding a referendum on independence? Apologise, !
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Vytenis Andriukaitis Oct 1
Dear I was born in Soviet gulag and been imprisoned by KGB a few times in my life. Happy to brief you on the main differences between and Soviet Union. And also why we escaped the Anytime. Whatever helps.
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article58 Oct 11
Replying to @historyboy77
Sameera Khan Deletes Her Twitter. 🙂
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Dan Kaszeta Oct 2
Ping - I stumbled across some Polish military graves in the cemetery in Varena, Lithuania.
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