Tag Archives: USSR

A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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Gedenkstätte Bautzner Strasse (Stasi Prison): Dresden, Germany

On my last day in Dresden, I had been planning to visit, and to take a tour of, the Semperoper (Opera House) in the old city. Word is, it’s as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. … Continue reading

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Day 15: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Note: Please be forewarned: the details I include in this entry are at times graphic and extremely disturbing. Also, and of lesser importance: I struggled with shrinking today’s entry to the usual 500 words. Considering the topic is so intense, … Continue reading

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