Tag Archives: Mikhail Gorbachev

More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, Controversy, philosophy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heute Ist Der Schicksalstag

If you like to catch up on history, you’re in luck today, especially if German history is your thing. Today is Schicksalstag. Either by coincidence or plan, several noteworthy events happened on the ninth of November in Germany. Schicksalstag translates into English as “fateful day”. … Continue reading

Posted in cultural highlights, History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Die Zerstörung Von Der Berliner Mauer

The political concept of a dividing line between oppression and freedom became physical, in the 20th Century, with the construction of the Berlin Wall (or Berliner Mauer in German). The symbolic manifestation of the end of oppression came about with … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cessna In Red Square

An aide to Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Anatoly Cherniavev, said, “Imagine an incident like this happening before Gorbachev’s time. There would have been no dialogue. He would have simply been lined up against the wall and shot the next day.” … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Transportation, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment