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The Olympics as a tool of the new Cold War

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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The Olympics as a tool of the new Cold War

The 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism (non-discrimination of any kind, including nationality and political opinion) seems to be forgotten long ago.  In ancient Greece the competition of best athletes was able to halt a war and serve as a bridge of understanding between two recent foes.  But in the twentieth century the Olympics have become […]

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Sochi: bringing Olympic spirit back to the Games

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Sochi: bringing Olympic spirit back to the Games

As the Olympic torch draws closer to Sochi, an international media campaign is in full swing, attempting to question Russia’s ability to provide a safe and tolerant environment for the athletes and guests of the Winter Olympics. Setting aside the issue of whether the complaints about Russia’s human rights record or the alleged terrorist threats […]

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Episode 12. Why did Britain and the United States have no desire to prevent WWII? (IV)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Episode 12. Why did Britain and the United States have no desire to prevent WWII? (IV)

Part I Part II Part III In order to turn his nation into a powerful aggressor, Hitler had to first reclaim everything that had been so recently taken away from his country.  He was assisted in this by the very British, French, and American nations that had raked Germany over the coals at Versailles. The […]

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