On This Day in History, September 8

In 1380, Rus principalities under the leadership of Prince Dmitry Ivanovich of Moscow defeated a massive force of the Golden Horde at the Battle of Kulikovo. While his victory did not end Mongol rule over Rus, Russian historians have painted it as a turning point in resistance by the Russians against Mongol rule and raised…

On This Day in History, September 3

In 1260, the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt defeated the Mongol Empire at the Battle of Ain Jalut. While not the first time the Mongols were defeated in a battle, Ain Jalut was the first time they did not immediately respond with a larger force in turn. More importantly, the defeat prevented the Mongols from furthering…

Democracy at Dictator’s Door

” We are giving a clear signal that such actions are not acceptable and that those responsible for such acts are not welcomed in Latvia.” “We call upon the European Union to promptly proceed with similar decisions.” Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics

Russia’s Nesting Dolls Effect

How Russia Came Into a Continent, Took Over Governments, Embedded Their Agents in Local politics, and Helps Facilitate Coups From Afar By: Christopher Quiles Africa has had its timely share of unrest and discord though out its history. On today’s front, Nigeria and ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) to al Shabaab in Kenya and…

On This Day in History, August 30

In 1799, a British fleet accepted the surrender of a Bavarian fleet during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland as part of the War of the Second Coalition, one of a series of conflicts sparked by the French Revolution. The surrender of these ships occurred following a mutiny, sparked by sailors aboard a few ships noticing…

Breaking news: Putin says Russia has “registered” COVID-19 vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says the country has developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19. If true, the vaccine would be the world’s first. Putin made the announcement on Russian state TV. We’ll see. Putin says the vaccine was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. CNN, which reported the news this morning, said Putin announced that…