Russia Raises Some Salaries and Pensions for Crimeans
MOSCOW — Moving quickly to envelop Crimea in the Russian bureaucracy and economy, the Kremlin said Monday that it had nearly doubled pensions paid to retirees on the peninsula, raising them to the average levels paid in Russia. President Vladimir V.
How We Get Tall
On average ... and Germans stack up right under the Dutch. American men and women, meanwhile, measure just 5’9" and 5’4", respectively, barely edging out the Southern Europeans. John Komlos, an economic historian who has studied height extensively ...
Britons stand tall, if slightly heavy, in Europe
It has discovered that the average British man is 36 millimetres (1 inches) taller than his French counterpart. The mean height of UK citizens ... 1,619mm for the Germans. Swedish women average 1,640mm, Dutch 1,650mm and Americans 1,626.7mm More ...
The Height of Success
Nobility of soul accompanies tallness of body,'' wrote one 18th-century German physician ... such issues as what the average height of a population can reveal about culture and society (Why are the Dutch so tall? And why are Americans becoming relatively ...
What would compel a black American to move to Stalinist Russia?
The oil painting of a black Russian ... of black Americans came, attracted by the promise of racial equality in a newly formed country that advocated economic equality for the working class. They came during the Great Depression and the height of the ...