Terrifying weapon, or delightful plaything? You decide!
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A GOAT IS INCLUDED
Newsweek: Is negotiation with Russia possible at this point?
Tymoshenko: Yes, but the negotiations should not be between Ukraine and Russia. World leaders should understand that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine concerns the entire world.
Newsweek: How can world leaders help Ukraine?
Tymoshenko: By negotiating. We have the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances [a 1994 agreement between Russia, the United States and Britain guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ukraine in return for its renunciation of nuclear weapons]…. British and American military forces are the guarantors of peace in our country. This is not a reason to start a war; the agreement should prevent a war from happening.
“Illiterate is blind, failures and misfortunes wait for him everywhere”
The Bolshevik Party took the initiative in 1919 to eradicate illiteracy in Soviet Russia through the Likbez program. At this time only 37.9 percent of men and 12.5 percent of women were literate in the country. Lenin held the belief that literacy was important in economic and political power, and as the program expanded, so did the production of propaganda posters with it. Although this program during the 20’s wasn’t as successful as originally hoped, by the 1950’s the Soviet Union calculated that the literacy rate had reached 100 percent.
Olivia DeHavilland, David O. Selznick, and Vivien Leigh celebrating their wins for Gone With the Wind at the Academy Awards, 1939