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POLITICS No „Comrade“ Nonsense Anymore!

YOU COULD GO TO PRISON, some years ago, if you forgot to call Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe „Comrade“ face to face. All his compañeros from the struggle for liberation in the 1970s were „Comrades“, or at least „Cmr“ in print. This communist or socialist address was worn like a knighthood and entitled its bearers to … Weiterlesen »

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DISCOVERY The Great U-Tube-Art In New York!

WELL, YES, WE MARVEL ABOUT THE METRO IN MOSCOW. This vast system, filled with kitshy decorations and Stalinist examples of „Peoples Art“, executed by poor prisoners of war and terror. But for decades we forgot, that the „Tube“ in New York was filled with the most amazing manifestations of artists talent – voluntarily! Either by … Weiterlesen »

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ODDITIES Moments You Never Forget … (No. 14)

It’s a miracle: The Tiananmen Square in Beijing is much, much larger. But the Red Square in Moscow looks endlessly bigger. Why is that so? The Red Square measures 70 x 330 m (77 x 360 yards) only, compared to the 500 x 800 m (550 x 880 yards) of Tiananmen. And it is enclosed … Weiterlesen »

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