China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

By |oktober 1st, 2019|China, Communism, dictatorship, News, nuclear arms, Taiwan|

China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday (1 October), overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communi...

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30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Stasi archive move sparks controversy

By |september 27th, 2019|Communism, East Germany, fall of Communism, human rights abuses, News|

Almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany's parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives -- despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents.

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Tusk on 1989 anniversaries: Two visions are present also today

By |junij 5th, 2019|Andrzej Duda, China, Communism, fall of the Berlin Wall, News, PiS, Poland, Solidarnosc, Tienanmen crackdown|

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (4 June) hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not th...

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Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

By |junij 3rd, 2019|anti-EU, Communism, Discrimination, Matteo Salvini, News, Nicolae Ceausescu, Pope Francis, Romania, Roms|

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc.

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Slovenia accuses Tajani, Salvini of World War II revisionism

By |februar 12th, 2019|Antonio Tajani, Borut Pahor, Communism, European Parliament, fascism, Italy, Josip Broz Tito, Lega, Marjan Sarec, Matteo Salvini, News, Sergio Mattarella, Silvio Berlusconi, war crimes, World War II, Yugoslavia|

Slovenia accused European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of historical revisionism Monday (11 February) over statements they made at a ceremony commemorating Italian victims of World War II massacres.

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Pope pays tribute to victims of Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania

By |september 24th, 2018|anti-Semitism, Cold War, Communism, Lithuania, Nazism, News, Soviet Union|

Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuania's history.

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Czechs protest against government 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

By |avgust 22nd, 2018|Andrej Babis, Andrej Kiska, Communism, Czech Republic, fall of Communism, News, Slovakia|

Czechs and Slovaks on Tuesday (20 August) marked 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the "Prague Spring" democratic reform drive, as protesters used the anniversary to rail against the current Czech government's ties to the Communist Party.

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Thousands protest against Czech PM Babiš as government talks stall

By |april 10th, 2018|Andrej Babis, Communism, corruption, czech elections, Miloš Zeman, News|

Thousands of Czechs rallied on Monday (9 April) to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, battling police charges and without parliamentary backing for his government.

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Commission met religious leaders on 100th anniversary of Bolshevik revolution

By |november 8th, 2017|anti-Semitism, atheism, citizen conventions, Communism, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, hate crime, hate speech, Islamophobia, multiculturalism, News, religions, secularism, social media|

The European Commission’s regular meeting with religious leaders on Tuesday (7 November) coincided with the 100th anniversary of the October Bolshevik revolution, probably the single event that left the greatest mark on the 20th Century, and one of whose major crimes was the crackdown on religion.

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Russia’s 100th anniversary of the October revolution

By |oktober 3rd, 2017|Communism, Nazism, News, Russia, Syrian war, Ukraine crisis|

What would be Russia, and the EU today, if the 1917 October revolution had not happened, Michael Emerson ventures to imagine.

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