Category Archives: Russia

Mass Deportations to Remote Parts of the Soviet Union from Lithuania……………History Remembered

After nearly ten years of visiting Lithuania and making over 30 visits I have become extremely interested in the history of the country and in particular the period from 1939 to the present day. During my recent photography outing with … Continue reading

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Billy Joel……….”River of Dreams”

Billy Joel has been around for as long as I  can remember and has had numerous hits in both the UK and USA, most notably Uptown Girl, Tell Her About it and An Innocent Man. He was often labelled as … Continue reading

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George the Gorilla……… new best friend from Russia!

Whilst driving through Paddock, which is a suburb of Huddersfield, I came across a rather large gorilla stood outside O’Briens removal and house clearance shop. He stood there on guard with a “don’t mess with me” look on his face. … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival (part 2)

Another day wandering around the excellent food and drink festival today. Arrived around 11.15 to find the place already busy with considerable amounts of food and drink already being consumed. The smell of cooking food is like an “elixir” that … Continue reading

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Napoleon and Lithuania………….the undoing of an emperor

A longstanding mystery surrounding the deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon’s army found in a mass grave in Lithuania has been solved. The jumbled bones of the men who died on the French leader’s ill fated attempt to march on … Continue reading

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FC Bradford City, FK Atlantas and the “missing” Lithuanian fans………………..

I was having a large espresso this morning and reading “99 Stories About Klaipeda” by Vygantas Vareikis* (excellent book if you are interested in Lithuania and particularly the history of Klaipeda) when I came across a page about football in … Continue reading

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10 Most Powerful Women in the World (plus 1)

Who are the most powerful women in the world? Forbes released the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list today, and here are the top 10. Women in politics have topped this year’s Forbes’ 100 most influential women list. From an initial … Continue reading

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Show no fear … Dalia Grybauskaite says she is prepared to ‘take up arms’ in the instance Russia attacks Lithuania.

  A few days after International Women’s Day and with the U.S. abuzz with the prospect that Hillary Rodham Clinton might, possibly, get elected as the first female president, it’s worth remembering that women have already made that political leap … Continue reading

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Lietuva / Ukraine………..solidarity

  This does not need any explanation………..

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The most chilling photograph ever taken, the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau

  Pictured is the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau  More than 1.1million people were killed at infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz before liberation by the Red Army in 1945. When I visited Auschwitz/Birkenua it was not the Auschwitz camp that … Continue reading

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