On the night of 20th of August 1968, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) President Brezhnev sent an invasion force of 500,000 troops from Warsaw Pact countries into Czechoslovakia.
On 16th of July 1819 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen set sail to explore Antarctica for Russian Tsar Alexander I.
After five days at sea, the research vessel Skagerak is back home in Gothenburg. The hastily organised expedition to the Nord Stream leaks in the Baltic Sea is over.
“it was a philosophy of policing ‘unique in history and throughout the world because it derived not from fear but almost exclusively from public co-operation with the police”
It’s an incredible story of a people determined to retain the independence of the country.
Today, August 24th, Ukraine celebrates its independence.
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell
The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
“They say that the first casualty of war is the Truth, I’d qualify that. The first casualty of war is nuance .”
This important support ensures that people will be able to access services such as maternity care, mental health services and treatment for specific conditions at no charge while they remain here.