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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

31. December 2016

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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

Related: The Roots of Russia: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (part 1); A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire (part 2), The Road to the Revolutions (part 3) Introduction Part 3 of this series set out the political, economic and intellectual context leading to the Russian Revolutions. This […]

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

3. December 2016

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

We continue publishing the series of Julien Paolantoni’s essays on the history of the Russian Empire. The first two related parts were The Roots of Russia : From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire. Introduction Part 2 of this series was an attempt […]

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A Superpower Rises: From the Implementation of Tsardom to the Congress of Vienna

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

28. October 2016

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A Superpower Rises: From the Implementation of Tsardom to the Congress of Vienna

What follows is the continuation of series of essays “Brief History of Russia”, produced by the French political and financial analyst Julien Paolantoni. The first set was published by ORIENTAL REVIEW in January 2015 and covered the period from the IXth to the middle of XVIth century.  Introduction Part 1 of this series was aimed […]

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Adolf Hitler as Ukraine’s national idea

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

6. July 2016

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Adolf Hitler as Ukraine’s national idea

On July 5 a premium congress hall in Kiev, Ukrainian House – Centre of National Idea, hosted a massive “installation”, dedicated to 75th anniversary of proclamation of the “Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State”. The event, designed by the Organization of the Ukrainian Nationalists, was attended by a number of politicians, autocephalous “Ukrainian church” […]

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1945 Nazi crackdown: yes, we can re-show it!

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

9. May 2016

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1945 Nazi crackdown: yes, we can re-show it!

Five days before the celebration of the 71th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s capitulation to the Soviet and allied troops in the WWII, the new NATO Supreme Commander in Europe Curtis Scaparrotti announced that he came to beat the drums of war again. Ignoring the historic facts and legitimate Russian interests in its around, in his […]

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Are Russians in for yet another war?

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

4. April 2016

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Are Russians in for yet another war?

Do Russians want another war? If you are Russian, you would be surprised by the question. Why would anyone want war (hot or cold)? But if you are an American, and grew up fearing ‘bad Russians’ such question does not surprise you a bit. After all, the whole Cold War was based on the main […]

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Seventy years of harassing political establishment and people of Europe

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

4. February 2016

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Seventy years of harassing political establishment and people of Europe

According to a “sensational” article by the Telegraph, the US director of National Intelligence was recently instructed by Congress to “conduct a major review into Russian clandestine funding of European parties over the last decade.” This disclosure – a classic “controlled leak” – is intended to warn disobedient yet popular political entities across Europe to […]

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Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

By Alexander DYUKOV (Russia)

8. September 2015

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Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

In 1939 the German military commanders had plans to create a Ukrainian puppet state inside Poland. Today’s article will discuss why this never happened. On the eve of WWII the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was a key terrorist group the Nazi secret services put stakes on while preparing an assault on Poland. That group […]

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Why did the US incinerate Japanese cities in 1945?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

7. August 2015

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Why did the US incinerate Japanese cities in 1945?

Seventy years ago, the atomic bombs known as Little Boy and Fat Man were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima about 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000 were injured, many of whom died in protracted agony from radiation sickness. Three days later, a second atomic strike on the city of Nagasaki killed some […]

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Sad Nuclear Anniversary

By Brian CLOUGHLEY (USA)

6. August 2015

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Sad Nuclear Anniversary

On 1 September 1939 – the date of the beginning of the Second World War – the President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote to «the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and His Britannic Majesty» saying that «The ruthless bombing from the air of civilians in unfortified centres of population […]

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Pobedonostsev – personalist, populist, perennialist, patriot, peacenik

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

21. June 2015

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Pobedonostsev – personalist, populist, perennialist, patriot, peacenik

If one studies late Romanov Russia, or the Golden Age of Russian thought, poetry and literature, there is one name in statesmanship and political philosophy that, alongside the literary giants Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky and Dostoevsky, you probably can’t get away from. Konstantin Petrovich Pobedonostsev, the éminence grise of Russian statecraft under Tsar Aleksandr III […]

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Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (III)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

20. June 2015

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Episode 17. Britain – Adolf Hitler’s star-crossed love (III)

Part I, part II Never during this time did Great Britain agree to peace negotiations. She steadily continued her shelling of German cities. She showed her resolve to fight until the end. The United Kingdom could be fought, and even defeated, but after examining his options, Adolf Hitler asked himself two questions. What price would […]

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