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The Lonely Bust of Lenin You Can’t Get To

The Lonely Bust of Lenin You Can’t Get To

istance from the sea has been historically related to isolation and inaccessibility. So much so that a geographical concept was invented to name such places. In 1920, Vilhjalmur Stefansson was the first to introduce the concept of a Pole of Inaccessibility, in order...
The Emperor Who Gave Up His Crown Twice

The Emperor Who Gave Up His Crown Twice

ar within his family, a push for independence, the end of slavery, and some weird incest. Such was the life of Pedro I, also known as “the Liberator”, or “the Soldier King”. A member of the House of Braganza (Portuguese: Bragança), young Pedro was born at the turn of...
Why the USSR Tried to Ban Weekends

Why the USSR Tried to Ban Weekends

or workers in the Soviet Union, like in many parts of the world during the 20th century, Sunday was a day of rest after six straight days of back-breaking labor. It was also an opportunity to go to church, see relatives, and maybe clean your home. But Sundays were...