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The revolution which began in Aleppo in 2011 has come full circle - the Assad regime is drowning the democratic aspirations of his people in blood, whilst the world watches on.

We must set it amongst the great crimes of history: the Versailles government’s Bloody Week in Paris, 1871; the Stalinist Red Army’s crushing of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956; the indiscriminate shock-doctrine death squads in Chilé, 1973.

And like every one of those historical mass murderers - Thiers, Stalin, Pinochet - Assad has been aided and abetted by incompetent capitalist elites’ myopic attempts to play politics with unleashed social forces beyond their control.

Iceberg is the name of an extremely rare white Orca that was seen off the north east coast of Russia in 2010. Iceburg is one of only four white Orcas ever recorded. He is 16 years old, a number which is estimated by dorsal fin measurements of 6.6 feet high. 

It is unknown if albinism is what causes Iceberg’s unique coloring; a young Orca by the name of Chimo died at the young age of 4, her white coloration was caused by Chediak-Higashi Syndrome which in addition to partial albinism, causes a compromised immune system and reoccurring pyogenic infections. The only way to see if Iceburg has albinism is to see if his eyes are pink.

Dvorovoy (rus. дворовой, literally “[he] from the house”) — the domestic spirit, protector of the yard and cattlesheds in east-slavic mythology. Dvorovoy resembles Domovoy in many traits (he is not even perceived as an independent character in some regions), however, the demonic nature of Dvorovoy is much more obvious. Despite being an almost exceptionally evil spirit, Dvorovoy was treated with much patience and respect amongst the family members — the reason for that was Dvorovoy’s power and influence over the cattle’s health and fertility.
Being pictured as a “dark” spirit (which derives from his nocturnal lifestyle, demonic nature, the visual image and etc.), Dvorovoy had very specific preferences — he nurtured and took care of the cattle with dark coloration (he especially adored black goats and dogs), everything light colored, on the other hand, was in danger of being destroyed by the angry spirit. Each newborn and new bought animal had to be “presented’ to Dvorovoy, during which time the family members tried to protect light colored animals by specific rituals — they were hiding them under the lamb-skin coat, hanged the dead magpie as an amulet against evil spirits, or even asked Dvorovoy for the support and protection from Domovoy. However, once the poor animal started to get sick, the family tried to get rid of it, believing that Dvorovoy will hurt it anyway sooner or later.
Dvorovoy could be identified by his dark colors and cat, chicken or goat feet. At night he had a habit of shapeshifting into the head of the family.

P.S. Side by side with Dvorovoy you can spot škriatok — the creature from the Czech and Slovenian folklore, which resembles Dvorovoy and Domovoy a lot by it’s habits and function. At the daytime škriatok looked as a black chicken, but during the night her was flying around as a little ball of fire and entering the house through the chimney :3

Christmas in Russia has always been a time of giving. So I am going to celebrate this joyous occasion by giving ISIS some of my favourite heavy ordinance, delivered courtesy of the Russian Air Force. Hey, do not forget to congregate in open spaces, you guys, so I can make sure that everybody gets some. Merry Christmas, from The Boss Of All Russia!

Yes the superior Washington Post, New York Times, and BBC. No way could they be comprised by dubious political agendas like RT. Never in the beautiful American democracy that only fund freedom fighters in the Middle East unlike Russia. 

So on my tour, I visited a couple communism museums. It’s really interesting to hear each country’s take on communism. In total I have visited 3 communism museums in total. I hope to visit more and if you travel to a former Iron Curtain/ Soviet country, DEFINITELY go to a communism museum. I found it really interesting all the different tones and views each country had on communism. So in sake if both accurate character portrayals and history, I will share with you what I have learned a summary of each place. 

East Germany: The DDR Museum. Had a neutral and indifferent tone. 
“Okay, this is how life was in the communist era. This and This happened. This was the technology and how people lived. Interesting, huh? But it’s over now and things are normal and stuff. I mean the wall is down now and that’s all that really matters. No use griping about it.”

Czechia: Museum of Communism. Had a spiteful, bitter, rebellious tone. Used satire often and was kind of a middle finger to Russia.
“Look at what communism did to this country! Oh look at that the police are beating teenagers! Oh that anti-American propaganda! Hahaha! Oh here’s the main politician lying again! Oh here’s the crops being sprayed with pesticides! I hope you like quick silver because that’s what you’re eating! Hahaha…good times right? Haha…yeah this country was hell. Fuck you communism! Fuck you Russia! …Did I mention that communism was horrible yet?”

Hungary: Museum of Terror. Had a somber, mournful, eerie atmosphere. Like the atmosphere of a Holocaust museum. (Hungary probably had it the worst during the iron curtain because their leader was “Stalin’s star pupil”).
“…it was an awful time. A time of terror. It was if the Nazis never left. Thousands of people were tortured, betrayed, forced into poverty, deported, sent to work camps, and killed. Teenagers were outright slaughtered in the streets and…it was awful…Communism is a corrupt and awful concept. Please, let us never forget…”

Just thought it was something interesting for you to know. If you want me to do more communism posts, I will. I am fascinated by this subject. 

US spies 'warned Israel not to share intelligence with Trump'
US spies warned their Israeli counterparts that Russia may have “levers of pressure” over Donald Trump and told them to be careful about sharing intelligence with the White House in case it was passed on to the Kremlin, according to Israeli media reports.

No, I swear, Russia is not pulling out of Syria because we cannot afford to keep our troops there. As I have said, we accomplished our mission. And that is why we are leaving. But also because we can no longer afford to keep our troops there.