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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...