Month: March 2021

History of the Past

Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of the most horrific war in human history. During the 75 years that have now passed, only a single narrative of the great conflict has been heard.

Easter in Germany defeats the lockdowners

In Germany, a decision has been made to return from general quarantine to a normal lifestyle during the current month. On March 3, a distance conference of the government and presidential ministers of all federal states took place, which lasted 11 hours. A plan has been developed, a ‘road map’ for cancelling the lockdown throughout the country.

Forged letter that sealed two schoolboys’ death sentences

The British Merchant Navy freighter Fiscus, 4,815 tonnes and built by W. H. Seager & Co. loaded a cargo of steel ingots, lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft parts in Canada and sailed from Three Rivers to Sydney, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. There she joined up with the 35 ships making up Convoy SC-7, which left Sydney, Canada on October 5, 1940.

Political heads in the gutters of corruption

We’re all in this together? Well, not quite. German MP Nikolas Löbel, a member of Angela Merkel’s CDU party, will quit parliament and not seek re-election. British MPs will be smirking as ‘the house’ in Pigminster voted to make corruption legal whilst outlawing principles and honesty.

The Death Experience

Death and Transfiguration is neither poem nor soliloquy. The hour of midnight had long struck when my thoughts asked the question, what is it like to die? I was alone, the background to my whimsical notions was Richard Strauss’s musical-poem, “Death and Transfiguration”.

Maslenitsa: Slavic ‘Spring Festival’

Maslenitsa (Belarusian: Масленіца, Russian: Мaсленица, Rusyn: Fašengy, Ukrainian: Масниця, ; also known as Butter Lady, Butter Week, Crepe week, or Cheesefare Week) is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, which has retained a number of elements of Slavic mythology in its ritual, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, that is, the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter).