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2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

2014-04-02 08:26:58

KIEV, Ukraine, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to reliable sources close to the Ukrainian Government, an order from the new defence Minister General-Colonel Mykhailo Koval will pre-release about 700 officer cadets at the National Defence University of Ukraine in order to bolster troop numbers on the front line with Russia, to take effect within the next 24 hours. "The cadets will receive officers' epaulettes and this move isn't without...

2014-02-20 08:26:13

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info THE CRISIS in Ukraine has entered a new and dangerous phase. Although Ukraine is still some way from outright civil war, the absence of any sign of willingness on either side to step back and compromise is worrying, writes Professor Stefan Hedlund, Research Director at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden in World Review [http://www.worldreview.info...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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