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Trotsky’s train was set up in the night from 7 to August 8, 1918 in Moscow by the Moscow-Kazan railway. Initially it was called the People’s Commissar train, and after the appointment of Trotsky to the presidency created by the Revolutionary Military Council in September, it was called the train of the President of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic.
This train, as evidenced by documents, consisted of 12 wagons, while always traveling from east to west and from south to north, with 232 people, including 30 of the Latvian Soviet infantry regiment, seven of armored car crew, eighteen soldiers of the fighting marine detachment, nine troopers, twenty-one in the machine-gun squad, seven telephone operators, four of the telegraph Narkomputsoobsch, six representatives of Vikzhedora, five representatives of Okrvoenkom, a man of Glavnachsnabzh, three Rights of Voenzakonsoveta, Moscow depot brigade of twenty-four, ten drivers, five cyclists, five motorcyclists, thirty-seven agitators (naturally, all with weapons), eight signalmen OPERODa, seven employees in the dining car, a commandant, six medical staff, ten in saloon car number 431, five in the saloon car number 432.
Thanks to Grover Furr for the link.
“The Memorial Museum of Astronautics opened in Moscow in 1981. Why underground? Because it is located within the base of the soaring Monument to the Conquerors of Space in the northeast of the city.”
Go check out this out this picture article out. It’s pretty sweet :) http://englishrussia.com/2012/01/09/underground-museum-of-astronautics-in-moscow/
A photographer Diana Markosyan working in a Moscow agency in 2010 asked to be sent to Chechnya. Diana grew in Russia but studied in the USA, in 2010 she was only 20 years old but she was interested in the notorious region.
The agency refused to send her there and she decided to go by herself. Grozny became her aim and later – her home.
Many colleagues of Diana didn’t want to go to Chechnya but she returned there after the first trip. In November 2011 she came there to stay. According to Diana it’s dangerous and risky to work and live in Chechnya, girls are often kidnapped.
In her project Diana Markosyan tried to show life of girls living in Chechnya. “Coming here for a week is pretty much different from staying here forever”. Let’s see how it feels to be a Chechen girl. [here]
Berlusconi is the Clown Prince of European Politics.
omg Berlusconi you just never go away do you lol
Putin and Berlusconi are like BFF 5evar
Berlusconi what are you even doing. Shouldn’t you be in jail for breaking like a million laws?
Looks like he’s farting and he’s enjoying it. Or he has a stick in his butthole and still he enjoys it
Daily chart: military spending. America, Western Europe and Latin America all spent less on defence in 2011 than they did in 2010. But Russia’s spending increased by 9.3%, making it the third biggest spender worldwide, ahead of France and Britain.