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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 Flowers of The Soviet Poet

The Flowers of The Soviet Poet

orn in Baghdati, Russian Empire (now Mayakovsky, Georgia) on July 19, 1893, he was the youngest child of Ukrainian parents who, in order to remain true to his beliefs, got himself in much trouble and even spent a few years behind the bars. He was and still is the...
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...