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Finished reading ‘Wild Swans’ the other week. It’s quite a thick book but I found it hard to put down. I couldn’t agree more with the review on the cover “It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of this book”. Being female, it was hugely impactful for me, but I feel like everyone needs to read it.

It’s well-written in how it covers three generations of women in China, starting from the pre-Communist era when there were still concubines, all the way through to the Communist takeover and Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  And I think it’s actually still banned in China. 
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Finished reading ‘Wild Swans’ the other week. It’s quite a thick book but I found it hard to put down. I couldn’t agree more with the review on the cover “It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of this book”. Being female, it was hugely impactf

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@simone.sandoval @stephandbern absolutely. You always tend to pick up different things when you reread something ☺️

Another city that serves as a constant surprise is Kyiv. From its great party scene to its colourful architecture to its friendly locals this city is a work of art. Very disappointed that my return to the city next month will only be to change airports... 🇺🇦
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Another city that serves as a constant surprise is Kyiv. From its great party scene to its colourful architecture to its friendly locals this city is a work of art. Very disappointed that my return to the city next month will only be to change airpor

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@stalinssuitcase #travelguide #travelblogging #postsoviet #formerussr #formersovietunion #communisthistory #brutalism #darktourism #kyiv #kyivgram #ukraine

@beyondbeanielc Beautiful feed! 😀 Would you want to join the bB Ambassadors' team? The proceeds help children in Bolivia. for details or go the my profile-section and click the link to request info. 🤗

I've been living in Baku working as an English teacher since the beginning of this year. From my first visit in March 2018, I was head over heels in love with this place. Little remnants of its Communist past can still be found - rusty Ladas, locals conversing in Russian, Soviet carriages rattling around the metro and officials in austere Ushanka hats. But this city is so much more. Its sandstone coloured, Moorish architecture reflects its Turkic roots and futuristic buildings popping up all over give it a modern vibe. This city is a constant pleasant surprise 🇦🇿
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I've been living in Baku working as an English teacher since the beginning of this year. From my first visit in March 2018, I was head over heels in love with this place. Little remnants of its Communist past can still be found - rusty Ladas, locals

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Today 2 January, 1920, the US department of Justice started a second round of anticommunist raids against anarchist and Bolshevik organizations in the United States. Shown here is 164 Waverly Place, New York City. This was the headquarters and publishing house of the Communist Labor Party. The Communist Labor Party was the main target of the January 1920 Palmer Raids.
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Today 2 January, 1920, the US department of Justice started a second round of anticommunist raids against anarchist and Bolshevik organizations in the United States. Shown here is 164 Waverly Place, New York City. This was the headquarters and publis

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The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia 1975-79 is absolutely full of well researched facts and statistics, illuminated by and endless number of personal stories and is a great read for anyone looking for an entrance to Khmer Rouge history. The structure, in three parts, is both clear and helpful for the reader to follow. However, in many places the highly academic style of writing seems to cover the lack of analysis of the facts and stats presented.  #historybooks #qmulhistory #cambodia #communisthistory #cpk #khmerrouge #killingfields #adaughterofcambodiaremembers #s21 #polpot #polpotregime #bookstagram #holidayreading @goodreads a good find on @abebooks saving book lovers cash
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The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia 1975-79 is absolutely full of well researched facts and statistics, illuminated by and endless number of personal stories and is a great read for anyone looking for an entrance to Khmer Rouge h

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From the Communist Party USA’s ‘Southern Worker’ (July 1936) #communisthistory #communism #history
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From the Communist Party USA’s ‘Southern Worker’ (July 1936) #communisthistory #communism #history

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Demonstration this morning against the current Spanish Constitution and the role of monarchy in our country.  Lovely to see the Republican flag in Puerta del Sol, where it was flown first in 1931.. today all politicians are talking about democracy as if it had been invented in 1978, conveniently forgetting about the democratically elected Spanish Republic and the Constitution of 1931. Manifestación esta mañana contra la Constitución española del 78 y el papel de la Monarquia. Nos ilusiona ver banderas republicanas en la Puerta del Sol donde ondearon por vez prinera en 1931. Hoy los políticos se llenan la boca de democracia como si se hubiera inventado en el 78 y se olvidan convenientemente de la República Española elegida democráticamente asi como la Constitución de 1931. #acrossmadrid #spanishrepublic #republicaespañola #pce #weareantifascists #wearestillhere #republicaya #estaesmibandera #porla3república #República #communisthistory #socialistpartyhistory #workingclasshistory #wehavenotforgotten #memoriahistorica #partidocomunista #noalamonarquia #citizensnotsubjects #democraciarealya #francogenocida #noalaleydeamnistia77 #lollamandemocraciaynoloes #vivalarepublica #nivallenialmudena
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Demonstration this morning against the current Spanish Constitution and the role of monarchy in our country. Lovely to see the Republican flag in Puerta del Sol, where it was flown first in 1931.. today all politicians are talking about democracy as

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@eusebiogb ❤💛💜 ¡¡VIVA LA REPÚBLICA!! ❤💛💜

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দীর্ঘশ্বাসের অব্যক্ত 'বসন্ত নিয়ে থাক বসন্তের কোকিল' ।#communistus #communistpropaganda #communisthistory
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দীর্ঘশ্বাসের অব্যক্ত 'বসন্ত নিয়ে থাক বসন্তের কোকিল' ।#communistus #communistpropaganda #communisthistory

El Congreso fundacional del Partido Comunista de China se celebró en esta casa en la Concesión Francesa de Shanghai. El Congreso sesionó 8 días y reunió a 13 delegados de 6 provincias. Mao Zedong fue uno de los dos representantes de Hunan pero no fue elegido para el entonces Comité Permanente.

Foto 1: primera edición del Manifiesto Comunosta en Chino.

Foto 2: Libro a la vents El joven Stalin. Foto 3: Banders original de la insurrección en Shanghai.

#firstcongressCPC #CPCfirstcongress #firstnationalcongresscpc #cpcfirstnationalcongress #communistparty #communistpartyofchina #shanghai #shikumen #china #redchina #communism #communisthistory #komintern
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El Congreso fundacional del Partido Comunista de China se celebró en esta casa en la Concesión Francesa de Shanghai. El Congreso sesionó 8 días y reunió a 13 delegados de 6 provincias. Mao Zedong fue uno de los dos representantes de Hunan pero no fue

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@juky_g Si que era guapo el joven Stalin eh!

@juanenchina @juky_g con él al fin del mundo 😊

I love this photo of the DDR team following their gold medal win at the 1976 Olympics. Though international success was largely anathema to the East Germans, the Olympics were an exception. Given they faced the Soviet Union in the semis (and Poland in the final, after they beat Brazil) it was a far from easy victory!

#germany #eastgermany #germanfootball #fußball #deutschland #DDR #ostalgie #olympics #olympicfootball #olympichistory #history #coldwarhistory #eastberlin #berlinwall #sovietunion #ussr #sovietfootball #soviethistory #communism #communisthistory
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I love this photo of the DDR team following their gold medal win at the 1976 Olympics. Though international success was largely anathema to the East Germans, the Olympics were an exception. Given they faced the Soviet Union in the semis (and Poland i

In Tyranny- a great book to get you thinking and hugely popular however the history student in me feels the books is missing very important references (there isn’t a single footnote in the book). Although Snyder refers to history that most people know about his examples are null due to this academic oversight.  #ontyranny #ontyrannytwentylessonsfromthetwentiethcentury #historybooks #historystudent #bookstagram #lifelessons #politics #germanhistory #communisthistory #timothysnyder #uspolitics #midterms #2018 #educated #book #reading #student
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In Tyranny- a great book to get you thinking and hugely popular however the history student in me feels the books is missing very important references (there isn’t a single footnote in the book). Although Snyder refers to history that most people kno

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I have been exerting effort to come to St. Petersburg repeatedly largely because of its history as Leningrad (1924-1991). I am amazed with the fantasy-like glamour of its palaces and churches but the memorials to the city’s time as Leningrad are what deeply resonate with me. I am back to the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad with three of our friends who are visiting Russia for the first, and hopefully not, the last time. #picoftheday #bestoftheday #selfie #groufie #russia #stpetersburg #leningrad #monumenttotheheroicdefendersofleningrad #sovietunion #communisthistory
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I have been exerting effort to come to St. Petersburg repeatedly largely because of its history as Leningrad (1924-1991). I am amazed with the fantasy-like glamour of its palaces and churches but the memorials to the city’s time as Leningrad are what

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@jphollmann 😯 wow!!!! Take me back to Russia, Glenn...

With Spanish Civil War veteran, Resistance fighter in Paris and ex-political prisoner under Franco, Luis Martin Bielsa, in Barcelona. Luis came to Barcelona in 1945 with a printing machine and was working underground for the Communist Party until he was arrested in 1946 and served 6 years in prison.  Luis is now almost 97 years old and it is an honour to shake his hand and thank him in person for his fight against Fascism. Aquí estamos con el veterano de la guerra civil, veterano de la Resistencia en Paris y ex-prisionero politico durante la dictadura de Franco, Luis Martin Bielsa, en Barcelona.  Luis entró de nuevo en España en 1945 con una maquina de imprenta y estuvo trabajando en la clandestinidad para el Partido Comunista hasta que fue arrestado en 1946 y sentenciado a 6 años de prisión.  Luis ahora tiene casi 97 años y es un honor poder estrecharle la mano y agradecerle en persona su lucha contra el Fascismo.  #hero #heroe #resistencia #República #antifascista #weareantifascists #communisthistory #partidocomunista #acrossmadrid #spanishcivilwartours #spanishcivilwar #respect #FrenchResistence #antifascisthistory #Barcelona #alwaysinourhearts
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With Spanish Civil War veteran, Resistance fighter in Paris and ex-political prisoner under Franco, Luis Martin Bielsa, in Barcelona. Luis came to Barcelona in 1945 with a printing machine and was working underground for the Communist Party until he

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@justinroig042104 Viva la Repúlica!💪🏽

@kennethmartinphotography1 History is alive!

Celebration time.
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Celebration time. Đà Lạt, Vietnam 🇻🇳 (03/2016)

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Reading Havemann’s document “Die Partei ist kein Gespenst” #germanhistory #gdr #eastgermany #eastgermanhistory #communism #communisthistory
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Reading Havemann’s document “Die Partei ist kein Gespenst” #germanhistory #gdr #eastgermany #eastgermanhistory #communism #communisthistory

We visited the comprehensive temporary exhibition on Auschwitz yesterday at Fundación Canal.  Stand up to Fascism! Ayer visitamos la exposición temporal sobre Auschwitz en la Fundación Canal. ¡Resistencia ante el Fascismo! #acrossmadrid #saynotofascism #weareantifascists #weareeducators #noalfascismo #auschwitz #Madrid #standuptofascism #antifascistpride  #horrorsoffascism #holocaust #holocausto #jewishhistory #communisthistory #historicalmemory #historymatters #neveragain #victimasdelfascismo #respect #alwaysinourhearts #siempreennuestroscorazones #victimasespañolasdelholocausto #republicaespañola #wearestillhere #fundacioncanal #exposicionauschwitz #heartbreaking
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We visited the comprehensive temporary exhibition on Auschwitz yesterday at Fundación Canal. Stand up to Fascism! Ayer visitamos la exposición temporal sobre Auschwitz en la Fundación Canal. ¡Resistencia ante el Fascismo! #acrossmadrid #saynotofasci

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Today 7 October, 1892, Louis Fraina was born in Galdo, Italy. Fraina immigrated to New York City and became active in left-wing politics. Fraina befriended Leon Trotsky during his exile in New York in 1917 and became the first albeit temporary secretary of the Communist Party of the United States. Louis Fraina lived here at 3246 Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx. Leon Trotsky visited this apartment several times during his exile.
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Today 7 October, 1892, Louis Fraina was born in Galdo, Italy. Fraina immigrated to New York City and became active in left-wing politics. Fraina befriended Leon Trotsky during his exile in New York in 1917 and became the first albeit temporary secret

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Mural of happy, euphoric communists in the previous socialist paradise that was the German  Democratic Republic (before the fall of the Wall) on the side of the building that once housed the Air Ministry under the Nazi regime #berlinhistory #berlinarchitecture #berlintourist #communism#eastgermanhistory #germanhistory #mural#historicalmural #communisthistory #historycommunism#socialistart #socialism #socialisthistory
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Mural of happy, euphoric communists in the previous socialist paradise that was the German Democratic Republic (before the fall of the Wall) on the side of the building that once housed the Air Ministry under the Nazi regime #berlinhistory #berlinar

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@wswords Those euphoric communists sure knew how to party...

In 1962, Oman was a very underdeveloped country. Sultan Said bin Taimur, an absolute ruler under British control, had outlawed almost all technological development and relied on British support to maintain the rudimentary functions of the state. Dhofar itself was a dependency of Oman but was cultural and linguistically distinct from Oman proper. In 1962 a dissatisfied tribal leader, Musallam bin Nufl (Mussalim bin Nafl), formed the  Dhofar Liberation Front (DLF) and obtained arms and vehicles from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and Oman had earlier clashed over ownership of the Buraimi Oasis, and the Saudis had already supported two failed insurrections in the Jebel Akhdar in the interior of Oman in 1957–59. The DLF also received support from Imam Ghalib Bin Ali, the exiled Imam of Oman, who had led these earlier revolts.

Bin Nufl and his men made an epic crossing of the Empty Quarter to reach Dhofar. As early as December 1962, Bin Nufl's guerrilla band performed sabotage operations on the British air base at Salalah and ambushed oil industry vehicles; however, they then withdrew, having been sent by Saudi Arabia to Iraq for more guerrilla training. From 1964 the DLF began a campaign of hit-and-run attacks on oil company installations and government posts. Many of the DLF were trained former soldiers of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces (SAF), or of the Trucial Oman Scouts in the United Arab Emirates. The Sultan had relied on the Dhofar Force, a locally recruited irregular unit of only 60 men, to maintain order in the region. In April 1966, members of this unit attempted to assassinate the Sultan. This event apparently changed the nature of the conflict. The Sultan retired to his palace in Salalah, never to be seen in public again.

#oman #yemen #arabhistory #communisthistory #qaboos #wingism #rightwingism #politigram #sas #arableugue #mao #GCC
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@aus.kom I don’t think that you mentioned this, but Iran supported the Omani government and sent them soldiers, there’s a good news reel from the time on yt which talks abt the rebellion

Everything in Moscow is so huge! Grand, wide streets with elaborate buildings, such as Stalin's seven sisters skyscrapers. Some people believe that things were intentionally built so spectacularly as a symbol of the communist states power and ability to provide it's people. Given that this one has an American capitalistic KFC in the foreground, it's really a symbol of how things have changed over the last 20 years.
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Everything in Moscow is so huge! Grand, wide streets with elaborate buildings, such as Stalin's seven sisters skyscrapers. Some people believe that things were intentionally built so spectacularly as a symbol of the communist states power and ability

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@exhaleyogaretreats 👌

@eva13svet Великолепно!

Having read quite a few histories of Russian Anarchists and some of Maoist communism plus of course classic Russian literature, I am now digging into this basic textbook of Russian history from the tzars to the collapse of the USSR a friend gave me.  #history #russianhistory #historybooks #books #booklover #bookworm #soviethistory #communisthistory
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Having read quite a few histories of Russian Anarchists and some of Maoist communism plus of course classic Russian literature, I am now digging into this basic textbook of Russian history from the tzars to the collapse of the USSR a friend gave me.

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A little #czech modern history lesson before our trip. Dvacet dní... . . . . . #czechia #czechrepublic #czechcenter #praguespring #1968 #travel #history #communism #communisthistory #map

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One of Ukraine’s most famous sites - opened by Brezhnev in 1981 - there is ongoing debate about whether to remove the State Emblem of the Soviet Union from the shield of the Motherland Monument as part of their decommunization process.
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One of Ukraine’s most famous sites - opened by Brezhnev in 1981 - there is ongoing debate about whether to remove the State Emblem of the Soviet Union from the shield of the Motherland Monument as part of their decommunization process. . . . . #ukrai

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@anna_cubakite Очень круто!

Bulgaria. Buzludzha in person. Part of a 16 mile training run up to the peak. So much history here. #abandonedplaces #relic #communisthistory #ironmantraining2018 #centralbulgaria
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Bulgaria. Buzludzha in person. Part of a 16 mile training run up to the peak. So much history here. #abandonedplaces #relic #communisthistory #ironmantraining2018 #centralbulgaria

4th century church St. George built by Romans is the oldest structure that is preserved to the present day Bulgaria. It's surrounded by a communist building which is also the Presidential palace of Bulgaria. I wonder what Bulgaria did to prevent from communists destroying this church. Mongolians could have used their strategy and preserved many beautiful and peaceful Buddhist temples we had before...#ancientcities #sofiacity #sofiacitybulgaria #churches #communisthistory #buddhisttemple #freesofiatour #preserveculture
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4th century church St. George built by Romans is the oldest structure that is preserved to the present day Bulgaria. It's surrounded by a communist building which is also the Presidential palace of Bulgaria. I wonder what Bulgaria did to prevent from

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@eganbold Hey Lais and Fleur! I am starting to explore Sofia little by little and mesmerized by these beautiful sights and history behind them...

@eganbold Better late than never :)

Can’t wait for episode 2 of O Brother When Art Thou? Good news, it’s already out. The story of a Communist leader who nearly gets his head shot off in a Canadian jail. Find out how his trial changed the country forever. Available on OBrother.ca or OBrother.podbean.com
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Can’t wait for episode 2 of O Brother When Art Thou? Good news, it’s already out. The story of a Communist leader who nearly gets his head shot off in a Canadian jail. Find out how his trial changed the country forever. Available on OBrother.ca or OB

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The full series of the communist on microfilm.  #americancommunism #communisthistory
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The full series of "the communist" on microfilm. #americancommunism #communisthistory

A Nation’s Future • The Newborn Monument was revealed on the day that Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and is repainted every year as a symbol of the country’s hopes for the future.
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A Nation’s Future • The Newborn Monument was revealed on the day that Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and is repainted every year as a symbol of the country’s hopes for the future.

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@veniwheretoeat I like your posts 😁😁

A Tale from Tirana • Discover a city breaking free of its pervading past and brimming with excitement for its promising future • Link in bio
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A Tale from Tirana • Discover a city breaking free of its pervading past and brimming with excitement for its promising future • Link in bio

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@petroffdaily 😊😊👏👏👏!!

@princearmaanii Great photo

In 1973, Katherine Verdery came to Romania to do research for her doctoral thesis in anthropology. As she began to learn, anthropological fieldwork can look a lot like spying.
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In 1973, Katherine Verdery came to Romania to do research for her doctoral thesis in anthropology. As she began to learn, anthropological fieldwork can look a lot like spying. ⠀ Over the next 25 years, the Romanian secret police amassed a 2,781-page

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@dukeuniversitypress #mylifeasaspy #katherineverdery #coldwar #easternbloc #easterneurope #surveillance #surveillancestudies #securitystudies #romania #transylvania #communism #communisthistory #anthropology #anthropologist #history #memoir #secretpolice #europeanhistory #europe #lookitUP #readUP #newbook #newbooks #readmore #bookstagram #igbooks

@lynncomella Wow!

Wer nach Zamosc reist, um zu sehen, wo Rosa Luxemburg geboren wurde, wird enttäuscht sein: kein Hinweis, keinerlei Informationen, absolut nichts erinnert hier an die intelligente und mutige Tochter der Stadt. An einem Haus nahe des Marktplatzes hatte jahrelang eine Metalltafel ihr (vermeintliches?) Geburtshaus markiert, allerdings wurde sie vor einigen Wochen entfernt. Warum? Als Antworten bekam ich: 1. Die aktuelle Regierung ist sehr bemüht, alle Spuren kommunistischer Geschichte auszumerzen. 2. Neuere Forschung hat ergeben, dass die Familie von Rosa Luxemburg tatsächlich woanders in der Stadt gewohnt hat. Was die Fotos zeigen: ihr „altes“ Haus, den Fleck, den die abmontierte Informationstafel hinterlassen hat und ihr „neues“ Haus, das aktuell nur noch eine #Ruine ist. 
If you come to #Zamość to see where #RosaLuxemburg was born, you will be disappointed: not a single hint, no information, no nothing is reminding of or honouring the intelligent and encouraged daughter of the town. For years there has been an information board on a wall of a house near the market square, but just a few weeks ago it has been removed. Why? The answers I got: 1. The current government is eager to wipe out all traces of its #communist history. 2. New research found out that her family had actually lived in another house. Somebody marked this house for me on the map, so what you are seeing on the pics: her „old“ home (house on the left), the stain from the removed board and her „new“ home which is almost falling apart.
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Wer nach Zamosc reist, um zu sehen, wo Rosa Luxemburg geboren wurde, wird enttäuscht sein: kein Hinweis, keinerlei Informationen, absolut nichts erinnert hier an die intelligente und mutige Tochter der Stadt. An einem Haus nahe des Marktplatzes hatte

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Echoes of the Past • Pervading shadows of Albania’s past, nuclear bunkers are a common sight across the country. While many of the structures are now derelict, as the country has evolved, many have been adapted into cafés and galleries • Click the link in bio to read our full Balkans itinerary covering Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro
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Echoes of the Past • Pervading shadows of Albania’s past, nuclear bunkers are a common sight across the country. While many of the structures are now derelict, as the country has evolved, many have been adapted into cafés and galleries • Click the li

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@imbarc #travelinspiration #travelwriter #travel #instatravel #travelgram #culturetourism #instago #passportready #travelblogger #wanderlust #ilovetravel #writetotravel #instatravelling #instavacation #travelblogger #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #history #historicaladventure #discovermore #delvedeeper #travelintime #exoticdestinations #offthebeatentrack #communisthistory #travelphotography #bunkart #streetlife #streetscenes

@travelingdorks nice photo

Soviet era was a 50-year period in the history of the Baltic States that most locals are not too enthusiastic about.
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For tourists the Soviet legacy is something worth discovering to better understand the background and mentality of the Baltic countries.,
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Thematic Soviet tours are organized in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius and these are definitely worth attending as quite a lot of the Soviet relics are hidden or were removed from the original locations after the Baltic States broke free from the Soviet Union.
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--> Insider tip: Check out the hidden collection of Lenins, Stalins and other communist celebrities just behind the Maarjamäe Palace in Pirita. There are many more so not all of them made it to this picture!
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Other Soviet sites in Tallinn that are worth visiting: Maarjamäe Soviet monument, TV Tower, KGB Museum on the upper floor of Viru Hotel, former KGB building with prison cells in the Old Town, Occupations Museum, City concert hall (Linnahall), Patarei Prison, Lasnamäe district.
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Soviet era was a 50-year period in the history of the Baltic States that most locals are not too enthusiastic about. .  For tourists the Soviet legacy is something worth discovering to better understand the background and mentality of the Baltic coun

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@bitsofbaltics @moments_srilanka 🙏

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A little bit of history. #citu #tradeunions #communisthistory #workers #workingclass
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A little bit of history. #citu #tradeunions #communisthistory #workers #workingclass

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@sudu26 @subindennis yep!

@subindennis @sudu26 Awesome! ❤️

The imposing entrance to the Museum of Communism in Prague, Czech Republic.

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#visitczech #instaprague #communistbuilding #communistczechoslovakia #marxism #redstar #sovietunion
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The imposing entrance to the Museum of Communism in Prague, Czech Republic. #prague #czechrepublic #praguephoto #praguephotographer #praguephotography #museumofcommunism #karlmarx #česko #czechia #czechphoto #communistera #česká #communism #photosof

Museum of Communism, Czech Republic
BARU SAJA TERJUAL (18 Maret 2018)  THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION  , Karya Sean McMeekin.

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BARU SAJA TERJUAL (18 Maret 2018) " THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION " , Karya Sean McMeekin. SPESIFIKASI : - Buku bekas. - MASIH BAGUS. - HALAMAN LENGKAP. - Dilengkapi dengan foto-foto. - Penerbit Basic Books. - Terbitan 2017. - 445 halaman. MAAF SUDAH TERJ

Having had to write uncountable nonsense papers for my history studies almost killed my intrinsic motivation and passion for learning about the past time...therefore I am even more glad that I had a interesting day fully packed with historic facts. First I was impressed by the interactive concept of the POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews and keenly listened to my audio guide. Afterward I almost freezed to death doing a free walking tour discovering communist Warsaw. Still worth it! Now off to dinner and an evening full of laughter with my Polish girl Miriam @frau_pilarski .
#freezingcold #warsaw #learningfromhistory #polinmuseum #jewishhistory #freewalkingtour #communisthistory
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Having had to write uncountable nonsense papers for my history studies almost killed my intrinsic motivation and passion for learning about the past time...therefore I am even more glad that I had a interesting day fully packed with historic facts. F

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Today 21 February, 1848, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx published “The Communist Manifesto” in London.
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Today 21 February, 1848, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx published “The Communist Manifesto” in London. - - - - - #history #todayinhistory #saveourhistory #literary #literaryhistory #britishhistory #germanhistory #communism #communistmanifesto #karlma

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The street where the Velvet Revolution took place on 17 November 1989 #communisthistory #historylandmarks #streetlife #pastandpresent #prague #praha #trams #transport #publictransport #bustlingstreet #revolutionpast #velvetrevolution #1989 #czechrepublic
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The street where the Velvet Revolution took place on 17 November 1989 #communisthistory #historylandmarks #streetlife #pastandpresent #prague #praha #trams #transport #publictransport #bustlingstreet #revolutionpast #velvetrevolution #1989 #czechrepu

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@jakubsnajberg Nice

@meek.cal Thank you 👍

The table that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels researched at that led to them writing the Communist Manifesto #karlmarx #marx #marxism #communist #communism #marxisthistory #communisthistory #frederickengels #engels #communistmanifesto #chethamslibrary #chethams #chethamsschoolofmusic #manchester #greatermanchester #heritageopenweekend #heritageopendays #heritageopenday #heritageopendays2017
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The table that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels researched at that led to them writing the Communist Manifesto #karlmarx #marx #marxism #communist #communism #marxisthistory #communisthistory #frederickengels #engels #communistmanifesto #chethamslibrar

Portraits of revolutionary heroes reflected in the windows of the Chairman Mao house museum in Shanghai, a classic shikumen house on Maoming Road, where Mao lived with his second wife and their two children. An interactive map shows where Mao stayed, and why, on each of his 11 visits to Shanghai. #historicshanghai #architecture #archstagram #mao #maoinshanghai #shanghaihistory #communisthistory #shanghai #china
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Portraits of revolutionary heroes reflected in the windows of the Chairman Mao house museum in Shanghai, a classic shikumen house on Maoming Road, where Mao lived with his second wife and their two children. An interactive map shows where Mao stayed,

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There’s nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are. The cover photo of Katherine Verdery's My Life as a Spy is taken straight from her massive surveillance file, compiled as she performed anthropological fieldwork in communist Romania. We're thrilled that advance copies of this fascinating book—part memoir, part detective story, part anthropological analysis—showed up today!
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"There’s nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are." The cover photo of Katherine Verdery's My Life as a Spy is taken straight from her massive surveillance file, compiled as she performed anthropological fiel

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@beijingnomad How did she get access to her surveillance file?

@dukeuniversitypress @beijingnomad A law passed in Romania in 1999 made it possible for people to request their surveillance files. Verdery's research goes beyond a deep dive into her file, though—she also draws on her original field notes and conversations with the secret police. She actually approached her own three Securitate officers to talk with them, offering them flowers!

Today 13 December, 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared marshal law in the People’s Republic of Poland.
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#1980s #warsaw #warzawa
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Today 13 December, 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared marshal law in the People’s Republic of Poland. - - - Dziś 13 grudnia 1981, Generał Wojciech Jaruzelski ogłosił stan wojenny w Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa. - - - - #history #todayinhistor

Warsaw, Poland
Two guards spot a man skulking around the Kremlin. Stop! Who goes there? Documents! He shouts.

The frightened person chaotically rummages through his pockets and drops a paper. The guard picks it up and reads it. Urine Analysis... “Hmm... a foreigner, sounds like, says the other guard.

Then the first guard reads further: 'Proteins: none, Sugars: none, Fats: none...” “You are free to go, proletarian comrade,” says the second guard. Communism is a joke.

#communism #thehungergames #badideology #westerblock #communistbunker #communisthistory #history #culture
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Two guards spot a man skulking around the Kremlin. "Stop! Who goes there? Documents!" He shouts. The frightened person chaotically rummages through his pockets and drops a paper. The guard picks it up and reads it. "Urine Analysis... “Hmm... a forei

Dorota is a young lady craving to forget the communist time her motherland used to live in. Though she is extremely proud of leaving Poland and judging everybody who stayed in the country. 
The story is represented in the first myzine in Tbilisi

#poland #trainstory #tbilisi #communisthistory #myzine #zine #polishstory #polishtrain #polishart #art
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Dorota is a young lady craving to forget the communist time her motherland used to live in. Though she is extremely proud of leaving Poland and judging everybody who stayed in the country. The story is represented in the first myzine in Tbilisi #po

Some of the pieces exhibited at the opening of @wendemuseum ‘s new space. I hope visitors understand that most of these objects represented totalitarian oppression, brainwashing, dehumanization, lies...
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1. “Pioneer” ceremonial outfit similar to the one I wore in Romania in school (for everyday there was a simpler, version with the same red scarf).
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2. Georgi Lukashevich scene from film “The Sky Calls”, 1957-60 USSR
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3. Karl-Erich Koch, “... German-Soviet Friendship”, 1976/88
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4. Busts of Lenin (glad they are off the streets!)
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5. Trabant was a small, cheap, East-German car prevalent in Romania... last time I rode in one was a decade ago, and I could literally feel every detail of the pavement :)
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6. Mária Túry, “Watching Television”, 1959, Hungary (this one was realistic rather than oppressive)
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7. Maks Velo, 1991-93, drawings reflecting on his time in jail as a political prisoner in Albania, 1978-86
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8. Photographs of Chernobyl, Ukraine (1986 nuclear plant disaster - in then USSR - which affected all the countries around, including Romania)
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#wendemuseum #communism #coldwar #museum #historymuseum #communisthistory #easternblock #easterneurope #ironcurtain #culvercity #art #sculpture #painting #oppression #political #politicalart #pioneer #pionier
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Some of the pieces exhibited at the opening of @wendemuseum ‘s new space. I hope visitors understand that most of these objects represented totalitarian oppression, brainwashing, dehumanization, lies... . 1. “Pioneer” ceremonial outfit similar to the

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@yerpaldave Yeah, I was thinking more of the response. For instance, Mao’s Kitchen is a restaurant, seemingly oblivious to the millions killed by that regime. Or take Shepherd Fairey, who commoditizes those smiling Soviets without regard to the meaning or the bloody reality behind the design he’s stealing. We tend to assert a shitty privilege to ironize anything, to make it a laughable image. That’s why I really appreciate your perspective.

@ioanaspy @yerpaldave Agreed! I know ethically Chinese people who won’t eat at Mao’s, and encouraged me to do the same. I always found Shepard Fairey’s “borrowed” imagery and propaganda style to be a huge insult all the people who suffered under those regimes. I’ve also seen Soviet era posters probably home in people’s homes. Being ignorant of what those images historically represented is so damaging.

My favorite exhibit from @wendemuseum ‘s new space (where they can now actually display their goods... both inside & in a garden). (Museum of communism.)
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This is a 1959 East German propaganda anti-Christmas film in which good “pioneer” children (“pionieri”/ young communist school children wearing red scarves) ask Santa for... A SPUTNIK as a gift! More info in last photo.
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In Romania, where I grew up under communism, Santa Claus was renamed by the authorities as “Moș Gerilă” which means “Old Man Frost” :)... so there would be no religious affiliation, but gifts could still distributed.
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My favorite exhibit from @wendemuseum ‘s new space (where they can now actually display their goods... both inside & in a garden). (Museum of communism.) . This is a 1959 East German propaganda anti-Christmas film in which good “pioneer” children (“p

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“Two pairs of earrings, four bracelets, and a mixtape inspired me to write this book.” Check out Kristen Ghodsee’s new book Red Hangover, full of essays & short stories that reflect on the lived experience of postsocialism. (Also worth a read: her @nytimes op-ed Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism!)
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“Two pairs of earrings, four bracelets, and a mixtape inspired me to write this book.” Check out Kristen Ghodsee’s new book Red Hangover, full of essays & short stories that reflect on the lived experience of postsocialism. (Also worth a read: her @n

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@dukeuniversitypress #kristenghodsee #redhangover #20thcenturycommunism #twentiethcenturycommunism #communism #communisthistory #postsocialism #history #easterneurope #europeanhistory #socialism #newyorktimes #nytimes #statesocialism #socialisthistory #berlinwall #falloftheberlinwall #1989 #newbook #newbooks #october1917 #russianrevolution #igbooks #igreads #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #readUP

@azfarhussain1 @tina.nandi.12 Also this one! It’s she who wrote the piece called “Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism.”

The social art museum is great! Some amazing statues. The best ones are the ones dedicated to the workers; they have real sense of humanity, movement and beauty ️#museum #socialistart #statues #communisthistory #sofia #museumofsocialistart
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The social art museum is great! Some amazing statues. The best ones are the ones dedicated to the workers; they have real sense of humanity, movement and beauty ️#museum #socialistart #statues #communisthistory #sofia #museumofsocialistart

k r i t i k a e k s k l u z i v i s t i c k o g u m a #monumental #monuments #easterneurope #communisthistory
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k r i t i k a e k s k l u z i v i s t i c k o g u m a #monumental #monuments #easterneurope #communisthistory

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#lost and #found in Bucharest. Art trails and history lessons with new Romanian friends. Just goes to show that loving where you're from can make a place magical for any guest. Thanks @amandaliarogers for connecting us.
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#lost and #found in Bucharest. Art trails and history lessons with new Romanian friends. Just goes to show that loving where you're from can make a place magical for any guest. Thanks @amandaliarogers for connecting us. . . . #streetart #historylover

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@themakeries_ If you're around for a bit, make sure to hang with @ancamasek 💜💚

In a letter to his baby grandson, Bill Lazarre wrote that unfortunately, despite the attempts by your grandpa and many others to present you with a better world, we were not very successful.
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Lazarre, a radical Communist activist with a massive FBI file, spent his life working for economic equality, racial justice, and workers' rights. Award-winning author Jane Lazarre tells her father's fascinating history in her new memoir The Communist and the Communist's Daughter.
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In a letter to his baby grandson, Bill Lazarre wrote that "unfortunately, despite the attempts by your grandpa and many others to present you with a better world, we were not very successful." ⠀ Lazarre, a radical Communist activist with a massive FB

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@dukeuniversitypress #janelazarre #thecommunistandthecommunistsdaughter #billlazarre #activist #activism #radical #communist #communism #memoir #jewishhistory #leftwing #radicalpolitics #communisthistory #redscare #bookstagram #newbook #igbooks #equality #socialjustice #racialjustice #laboractivism #workersrights #laboractivist #igreads #readUP

Lenin watching over us #lowereastside #communisthistory #heritage #nyc
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Lenin watching over us #lowereastside #communisthistory #heritage #nyc

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This '80 kind of typespot reflects the communist history of the city. You can find similar ones all over Bucharest, especially in the old working-class neighborhoods. Un-branded, just using straightforward words that define the core business of the small shops and a clean typography in symbolic red, these typespots are nothing but nostalgic.
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This '80 kind of typespot reflects the communist history of the city. You can find similar ones all over Bucharest, especially in the old working-class neighborhoods. Un-branded, just using straightforward words that define the core business of the s

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I've just finished reading 'Forty Autumns' by Nina Willner ( published by William Morrow books),and I have to say I was riveted! This is a true story of one family and their experiences of being trapped in East Germany after the WWII. Hanna, the eldest daughter (aged 18) manages to escape to the west and and begin a new life for herself, but her heart is constantly torn between her new life in the west and the loved ones that she was forced to leave behind. She spends the next forty years trying to keep in contact with her parents and siblings, against all odds.
Not only is it a very poignant and heartbreaking story, it also offers us eye witness insights into the terrifying regime that was forced upon East Germans when the Russians took control after the war. Written by Hanna's daughter, who was the first female U.S. Army intelligence officer to lead sensitive intelligence collection in East Berlin , a story unfolds that is at once empathic, yet pulls no punches when describing the Communist regime that the family and community were forced to adopt. At once a story of love and family, and also an encompassing history of the Cold War; I was fascinated to discover just how far people were willing to go to fight for their freedom, and how far the state would go to prevent it.
This book is a 'must read' for anyone who wants to learn why the Berlin Wall was built, and what lead to its eventual destruction. This was a 5 star read for me.
I want to thank @storygramtours For giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book. If you would like a chance to win a copy, here's what to do:
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I've just finished reading 'Forty Autumns' by Nina Willner ( published by William Morrow books),and I have to say I was riveted! This is a true story of one family and their experiences of being trapped in East Germany after the WWII. Hanna, the elde

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@bookscupsandcandles @bookstorefinds actually it wasn't, it was really interesting as it was written as a memoir and I think it made it easier to absorb the facts that way.🤔

Museum of the Iron Curtain. Learning more about the communist period and the supervising of the frontier during this sad time, on my way to Vienna. It is so easy nowadays! Scary and sad the history. But it is important not to forget what was happening in the past!
#muzeumzelezneopony #ironcurtain #frontier #history #czechhistory #easternblock #communism #communistperiod #nottoforet #sadpast #czechrepublic #slovakia #travellingandlearning #mycountry #holidays #vacation #gladthisisthepast #towardsbetterfuture #hopefully #communisthistory #sadhistory #mikulov #moravia #iloveczechrepublic #iloveczechia #theironcurtain #czechia #communisthistory
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Museum of the Iron Curtain. Learning more about the communist period and the supervising of the frontier during this sad time, on my way to Vienna. It is so easy nowadays! Scary and sad the history. But it is important not to forget what was happenin

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@crkinen kde to je?

@markoush1 @crkinen u valtic na hranici s rakouskem