Tag: Europe

Counter-Revolutionary Right-Wing Bloc being formed

The leaders of two ethnic-patriotic Italian parties would welcome Fidesz in their respective European Union parliamentary groups, Italian media reported on Sunday. According to the outlets, both the League, led by Matteo Salvini and the Brothers of Italy (FdI), led by Giorgia Meloni would welcome the creation of a joint European Parliament formation with the Fidesz group.

Heroic War Pigeons

World War One, and to some extent, the Second World War, was a strange blend of archaic and modern technology. The First World War, in particular, saw many technological innovations such as machine guns, grenades, submarines, warplanes and tanks, and despite the advances in radio and communications technology, many field commanders preferred to use carrier pigeons to convey important messages. Radio sets were too heavy to carry into battle, and field telephone lines snapped easily. With a homing pigeon, one could write a message on a piece of paper, place it inside a small canister and attach it to the pigeon’s leg. Once the pigeon was released, it would invariably try to fly back home and deliver the message.

Spring of Nations MK II

At a time when the alliance between Hungary and Poland appears to be growing in strength, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki greeted the Hungarian people in an online address to the Hungarian nation on the occasion of the Memorial Day of the 1848 Revolution in Hungary, which is commemorated on March 15.

Spectacular Slavic Carnivals before Easter

Slavic carnivals are known under different names in various Slavic countries: [Macedonian language: ‘Прочка’ (Prochka)], Bulgarian: Сирни заговезни, Прошка (Sirni zagovezni, Proska), Russian: Масленица, Мясопуст (Maslenitsa, Miasopust), Polish: Ostatki, Mięsopust, Zapusty, Czech: Masopust, Šibřinky, Ostatky, Slovak: Fašiangy, Slovene: Mesopȗst, Pust, Pustni teden, Fašnk, Serbian: Покладе, Poklade, Croatian: Pust, Poklade, Mesopust, Fašnik. They are traditional Slavic festivals related to the period of carnival.

Zones free of LGBT idolatry

The Polish Ministry of Justice has developed a bill that will deprive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of opportunity to adopt and adopt children. The country has already banned adoption for same-sex couples, but the ban can be circumvented if one future parent applies. Now the Polish authorities want to deprive LGBTIQ people of this opportunity as well.

Bulgarian Kukeri

It’s related to the late winter festival cycle. According to pagan beliefs, the winter was a time of evil, so the Kukeri had the task to chase away everything evil the winter represented with their scary masques. Therefore it’s not a counterpart of Halloween. It’s rather related to the traditions that came to be associated with the Lent, even though there is no sanctioned carnival tradition in the Orthodox Church. The Lent celebrations, like Kukeri or jumping over fires, were and are very much frowned upon by the Church. The only similarity to Halloween are the scary masques.