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Soviet sailor seeks Scottish sweetheart (67 years later)

February 16, 2011

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The romantics of this world might have already waved a teary farewell to Valentine’s Day, but 87-year-old Konstantin is already used to it. It’s the 67th time that he has had to make do without his Scottish sweetheart. (Original article in Russian) In the summer of 1944 Konstantin and his Soviet sailor colleagues journeyed to […]

Iran lurking at the heart of Tahrir Square?

February 16, 2011

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If you don’t know where Tahrir Square is, then you’ve probably had your head in a bag – at least since 25 January. One of Cairo’s central squares, Tahrir Square is of course where mass opposition protests recently led to the resignation of Egypt’s long-reigning president Hosni Mubarak. Fittingly – although find me a city […]