On a Search for True Meaning “Russia Day”


The Beginning On June 12, 1990 Soviet leaders signed a declaration of Russia’s state sovereignty. That document symbolized the beginning of democratic reforms in Russia. It also marked one of the first steps to the official dissolution of the Soviet Union. The first celebration occurred on June 12 became a public holiday in 1994. Russian … More On a Search for True Meaning “Russia Day”

Mirror Reflections – Vietnam & Russia


Vietnamese life is profoundly influenced by ancestor worship. Children learn at a very early age that they owe everything to their parents and their ancestors. Doing well in school and working hard honours one’s parents and the family name. Respect for parents and ancestors is extended to all elders, whose life experiences are valued. Marriage … More Mirror Reflections – Vietnam & Russia

Russia’s Island of Captain Nemo – Cold War Submarine Base


If there was an island that fit the description for 20,000 leagues under the sea it would have been here. It makes one wonder if the Russians read the novel before exploring for a spot for a top-secret submarine base. For nearly 20 years, this base operated in Broutona Bay with submarines moving in and … More Russia’s Island of Captain Nemo – Cold War Submarine Base