Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
Communism counts its opportunities in terms of decades - not of weeks. Its means of aggression consist not only of nuclear weapons and missiles with enormous boosters, and not only of spies, agents and terrorists, but of great masses of men and women, deluded by a common ideology which inspires them with a false hope.
"The Communist Party became my substitute family."
While Salomea threw herself into the communist cause in Melbourne, big shifts were taking place internationally.
World War II ended, and soon after, the Cold War began, dividing the world into the communist east and the capitalist west.
"There was an extraordinary climate of fear, trepidation and confrontation between the supposedly all-powerful Soviet Union and its allies, and the all-powerful United States and its allies, one of which was Australia," says David Ritchie, an Australian diplomat who has spent many years working in Germany.
Russian-led troll network based in west Africa uncovered Fake Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts seemed to aim to inflame divides in US
In 1968, during a period called the “Prague Spring,”
Alexander Dubček, the newly elected leader of Czechoslovakia, enacted
pro-democracy reforms that loosened state control and expanded
individual rights, giving hope to citizens and angering the Soviet
Union. Soviet leaders in Moscow believed that Czechoslovakia, a member
of the Warsaw Pact, had gone too far, and summoned the country’s leaders
for discussions. By late summer, the talks were not going the way the
Kremlin had wanted, so more than 2,000 tanks and thousands more Warsaw
Pact troops were sent to invade and occupy the country on August 21. In
the first weeks, occupying soldiers were met with protests and limited
resistance, and more than 70 civilians were killed in the conflicts.
Within the following year, resistance faded, Dubček was removed from
office, his reforms were undone, and a more Soviet-controlled government
Most of the KGB agents managed to shift rubbles to Tax Havens in mid 1980s so many became the capitalist billionaires ... and as long as their old KGB chief is in power they are safe as London property values
Why did Vladimir Putin have an East German Stasi ID card? ... Recently, a press sensation began in Germany and spread across the globe when an identification card from the East German Ministry of State Security (MfS, or Stasi) was found in the Stasi Records Archive with the name and