Russian forces in Ukraine: What does the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea look like?
It’s not at the level of the American or British or German military, but it’s better than in the 1990s. The [Russian] military is good at bullying ... They’re not elite, but they are better than average. They acquitted themselves well in Georgia ...
Short North Koreans . . . and Americans
the height gap between Americans and Europeans is a relatively new development. The New Yorker article notes that the average American soldier during World War I was still two inches taller than the average German. But sometime around 1955, the data began ...
The Russians are here
It's 1am on the day after Orthodox Christmas at the height of what is known as Russian ... Between us we speak fluent Russian, Ukrainian and French, as well as good German and passable Italian. Although by 'us', I actually mean Tim. I speak a bit of ...
For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history
It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian ... history of the American president's family says Hussein Onyango Obama enlisted in the King's African Rifles Carrier Corps, which fought against the Germans in East Africa.
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 ...