Sunday, July 20, 2014

Anonymous said: What is Manifest Destiny?

ladyhistory:

Before Destiny’s Child, there was Manifest Destiny, a sassy band consisting of James K. Polk, Henry Clay, and Beyoncé.

Friday, July 18, 2014

1956: Israel, GB and France attempt to seize Suez Canal. US and USSR condemnation forces ‘imperialist’ aggressors to back down.
2014: Israel unilaterally launches invasion of Gaza strip. International community supports Israel’s right to ‘self-defence’.

1956: Hungarian revolutionaries against Soviet-sponsored Communist regime ruthlessly crushed by Soviet tanks. ‘The West’ too involved in the Suez crisis to take note.
2014: Ukrainian revolutionaries against Russian-sponsored Yanukovych regime resisted by Russian infiltrators and ‘separatists’, who are so incompetent as to shoot down a passenger jet by mistake (The most likely set of circumstances.) 

In the 21st century, Russia seems less willing to involve itself in overt military actions, leading to terrorists plugging the gap. Meanwhile, Israel has transformed from a minnow threatened from all sides by hostile states to being 100% secure in American support (whether overt or tacit). We like to talk about progress over time, but are these developments so positive?

Thursday, July 17, 2014
17th July 1918 - 17-го иоля 1918 г.

17th July 1918 - 17-го иоля 1918 г.

Monday, July 14, 2014

readmore-worryless:

"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

valerie-gi:

Saint Petersburg

valerie-gi:

Saint Petersburg

"Whoever will come to us with a sword, from a sword shall perish! The Russian Land has stood thus, and will stand forever more!" - Alexander Nevsky 

"Whoever will come to us with a sword, from a sword shall perish! The Russian Land has stood thus, and will stand forever more!" - Alexander Nevsky 


"We all came out of Gogol’s Overcoat"
— Fyodor Dostoevsky

Inspired by: (x)

"We all came out of Gogol’s Overcoat"

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

Inspired by: (x)

speedlimit15:

*pronounces “hors d’oeuvres” as “horse divorce”*

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Cover of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin as the background to Pushkin’s portrait by Vasily Tropinin. 

Cover of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin as the background to Pushkin’s portrait by Vasily Tropinin.