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 ...
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 ...
Are You One of the Shrinking Americans?
Researchers say a population's average height is a "mirror" reflecting the socioeconomic health of a society and speculate that Americans' worship of "market-based" social policies may explain why we're now looking up to the Germans and Swedes. It's a ...
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 ...