Soviet Union

Five myths about Turkey

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of “False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East.”

A Soviet Spy Who saved The “Big Three” at the Tehran Conference was 19 years old at the time!

During the spy games of WWII, the result of the war was hanging by a thread. Gevorg Vartanian, a young Armenian who joined the Soviet intelligence circle through his father, proved to be a valuable asset, even when he was 16 years old. Vartanian’s father posed as a rich Persian merchant in Tehran for 23 years, having moved there in 1930 when his son was six years old.

The identity of a mature Turkey

Istanbul became the junction point on international waterways in the 19th century. Before anything else, the Suez Canal had drawn a portion of the heavy traffic in the northeast Atlantic to this region. Other than that, Russia and the Danube basin's entry to the Mediterranean traffic also created an effect.  

The Nazi invasion of the Balkans & Yugoslavia

In early 1941, Adolf Hitler could look at a map of Eastern Europe and think that his plans were progressing nicely. The invasion of the Soviet Union, Operation Barbarossa, was coming in a few short months, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria had joined the Tripartite Pact, and Yugoslavia’s government signed on to the same on March 25th, 1941.

Donald Trump’s pick for EU Ambassador Ted Malloch hints at destruction of EU (VIDEO)


Ted Malloch, Donald Trump’s pick for EU Ambassador, gave an interview that stirred a lot of controversy as he quite clearly stated that after the Soviet Union, were he served as a diplomat, there is another Union that “needs taming”.

The interview made a lot of European MPs to aske from the EU authorities not to accept his appointment as the US Ambassador.