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8 reasons why Russian Communism and Russian Orthodoxy are so interchangeable

An interesting read from Paul Goble about why Orthodox Russians remarkably quickly became communist Soviets after 1917, and many communists, no less easily, “again adopted Orthodoxy immediately after the fall of the USSR.”  For them, “the code of the builder of communism and Christian teachers are two variants of a single text.”

 

http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/07/02/8-reasons-why-russian-communism-and-russian-orthodoxy-are-so-interchangeable-euromaidan-press/

Regina (an outtake from EAGLE IN THE FRIDGE)

1990, Riga, Latvia

The piercing phone ring interrupts my sacred morning drift between the sleep and awakening. With blurry eyes I try to focus on the alarm clock, while reaching for the receiver.

‘Good morning, Rasa. Do you still have Angelica?’

Angelica is our pet grass snake. Only my dearest friend Yvonne would call so early in the morning with such an urgent enquiry.

‘She is doing fine.’ I hope she can feel the venom in my voice. Even my children don’t dare to wake me up before the alarm goes off, especially over wellbeing enquiries about a snake. ‘What do you want?’

‘I wonder if you would agree to lend her.’

‘What for?’ Continue reading

Cold war is over, right?

Don’t you miss the old Cold War? I remember the good ol’ days when everything was clean and proper. Good boys on the right, bad boys on the left, the Iron Curtain in the middle, and no need to worry about everything beyond your local elections.

Then the Soviet Union collapsed and since then everything is crumbling into ratshit.  New Russia is no more restrained by the ethics of Communist ideology and, flying high, aims right at your backyard.

Don’t believe me? It sounds like fake news to you? Well, sadly it’s not the case.

European Council on Foreign relations had published an interesting summary on the mix Russia is meddling with.  Continue reading

Versailles Legacy

If you like history with a human face, the second book of The Schellendorf Series, Versailles Legacy, is a good place to try.

The German post-war recovery in 1933 still staggers under the crushing terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Erich von Schellendorf, a career cavalry officer, has two desires in life: that his beloved wife, Britt, can break free from the psychological turmoil that prevents her from living life to the full; and that he can ride on the German equestrian team in the 1936 Olympics. Both dreams seem reasonable, until a British agent named Trudell blackmails Erich into doing a small job for Special Intelligence Services. And a political rabble-rouser named Adolf Hitler seizes absolute control of the German government.

Author Lyn Alexander grew up in Ottawa, Canada during the war years and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force directly out of high school. She has travelled much of western Europe, the USA, and most of Canada, and speaks three foreign languages badly.

Amazon USA https://www.amazon.com/Versailles-Legacy-Schellendorf-Story/dp/1492842427

Amazon Canada  https://www.amazon.ca/Versailles-Legacy-Schellendorf-Book-ebook/dp/B00OKNQYK8

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Versailles-Legacy-Schellendorf-Story/1492842427

Amazon Germany  https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00OKNQYK8

The Officer’s Code

If you like history with a human face, the first book of The Schellendorf Series is a good place to start.

In 1912, failing at Cambridge reading Law, Eric Foster rebels against his father’s rigid plans for his future as a barrister. While searching to control his own destiny Eric falls in love with the daughter of a minor German baron. To prove his worth to Brigitte’s aristocratic family, he exploits the old family connections of his German mother to buy a commission in an elite Prussian cavalry regiment. By joining the most respected, most powerful stratum of Imperial German society, he opens the way to marry his beloved only months before the outbreak of World War One, the war to end all wars.
As a new young cavalry officer caught by war, can Eric stay true to the powerful German Officer’s Code of honour? And if he does, can he ever again go home to England?

Author Lyn Alexander grew up in Ottawa, Canada during the war years and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force directly out of high school. She has travelled much of western Europe, the USA, and most of Canada, and speaks three foreign languages badly.

Amazon US  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OOZP8JA

Amazon Canada    https://www.amazon.ca/Officers-Code-Schellendorf-Book-ebook/dp/B00OOZP8JA

Amazon UK    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Officers-Code-1-Schellendorf/dp/1500574732

Amazon Germany  https://www.amazon.de/Officers-Code-Schellendorf-Book-English-ebook/dp/B00OOZP8JA

Life in the War Zone

Life in the War Zone is a collection of poignant stories of people living and working in major war zones around the globe, the truth of how destructive and debilitating the effects of war are to individuals, families and entire communities.

Caught in the maelstrom between the warring factions are the innocent lives of civilians and children, the unsuspecting conscripts and misguided volunteers on all sides.

Each tale reflects true events; Paul has managed to elicit the emotions, the feelings and the inner anxieties of those whose accounts are represented here. Yet he has also found stories of great courage, fortitude and resilience of human spirit strewn amongst the detritus of war.

Life in the War Zone takes a serious, no holds barred look at the devastation and trauma of life in the battlefields of the Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Israel, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and El Salvador. Whilst these stories are particular to the individuals to whom they belong, the sad fact is they can easily be told by so many.

UK  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-War-Zone-collection-personal/dp/1542338700

USA  https://www.amazon.com/Life-War-Zone-collection-personal/dp/1542338700

Paperback https://www.createspace.com/6835323

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