La beauté des motifs déclinés à l’infini


Commentaire sur la Journée de la Chemise brodée Ukrainienne "vyshyvanka" Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, Esplanade du Trocadero, Paris, 19 mai 2016 Article en cours d'écriture À côté de la globalisation grandissante des ressources vestimentaires à travers les continents, qui est impulsée par les leaders dans le domaine de l'habillement et qui affecte l'Europe en …

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The melody is the message


Interview with the Slovakian singer Andrea Bucko about her third album Polarity, Bratislava, 2015 With her studio album « Polarity », which is her second, the Slovak singer Andrea Bucko recorded in Bratislava and signed in 2015 an opus which dark cover illustrates perfectly the great mastery this young multitalented artist acquired in the expression of lyrical feelings. …

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When the vipers reach the artic region in Lapland or the banality of Climate Change


Comment on the Exhibition "Climate Change in Lapland, what can we do ?" presented by Stéphanie Lefrère, French biologist, Arktikum, Museum Rovaniemi (Finland), in cooperation with SYKE (Finnish Environment Institute) at the COP21 in Paris Le Bourget, November-December 2015   left : UN entrance for the diplomats with the Finnish flag on its pole, right …

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Is the EU a deliberate target of the migrants crisis ?


The debate is opened, since a while, over the surge, during 2015 and after, in the number of migrants arriving specially from Syria to Europe in the context of a terrible civil war, started 5 years earlier, in which some European and Western powers have been militarily involved. Rumours have spread concerning a scheme behind this …

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Visit To The Oceanside


Comment on the former restaurant Таверна (Tavern), beyond the Pedestrian Bridge on Dniprovs'kyy Island Introduction The New Era promotes, if not prescribes, social events. We must be included in a numerical account. "On your own, brother ?" to quote George Orwell in his famous novel 1984 would be the relevant inquiry of the day. Our …

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A Russian competitor to the American convertiplane V22 Osprey on the international defence market ?


According to this article that I reblog from BelTa, following a news from the Russian Agency TASS, the Russian design bureau VR-Technologies, part of the company Russian Helicopters, which is also under the direction of Rostec Corporation, a Russian State Corporation, developed a unique model and put it in test flights in 2015. No date of commercialisation is …

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The “novice nuclear country” Belarus chooses a new Russian design VVER-1200 for its debut


I forward this article from BelTa, Belarus News, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency, about the choice of a VVER-1200 or AES-2006 nuclear reactor design for its first nuclear power plant, a design which complies with the European standards and norms of security. The commissioning of the first reactor is scheduled for 2016 or 2017. The Nuclear Power Plant of …

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A new reference to keep the European Foreign Policy under scrutiny


Comment on the release of the 2016 edition of the European Foreign Policy Scorecard, a publication of the European Council on Foreign Policy "Welcome to the ECFR Scorecard 2016. The European Foreign Policy Scorecard is an innovative project that provides a systematic annual assessment of Europe’s performance in dealing with the rest of the world." …

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Nuclear incident in the Arctic Region now explained and officially assigned a 0 on the INES : temporary Reactor shutdown at Kola (Federation of Russia)


I reblog this information originally from the Barents Observer : the water-cooled Reactor No. 4 developing a capacity of 411 MgW automatically disconnected from the Russian electric grid Tuesday morning at the Kola Nuclear Power Plant (KAES in Russian) situated in the Region of Murmansk in the Republic of Karelia. The article did not mention …

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”Russia now stops migrants heading towards Norway” | The Independent Barents Observer


I re-blog this interesting article from The Barents Observer : Border guards are reportedly no longer letting migrants into the border zone towards Norway. Source: ”Russia now stops migrants heading towards Norway” | The Independent Barents Observer see also the Norwegian Barents Secretariat source for the cover picture : By Sk-ru [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, …

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Paljon onnea vaan Jean Sibelius


Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer, the 8th of December 2015   The year 2015 marked the 150th Birthday of two important Northern European composers. It started the 9th of June when the Danes celebrated their great composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Dy1qHjj27js/VXW8Q-8ENOI/AAAAAAAAfJg/Mt02TX3jSq8/s640-Ic42/D71_0991.JPG Concert at the Danish Foundation, Paris (source : Cyrille Clément) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Carl_Nielsen_c._1908_-_Restoration.jpg

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In The Silence Of A Historical Black-Hole


A Solitary Visit To Babyn Yar, Kyiv, Ukraine, 3 Weeks Before The Official Commemorations Of The 70th Anniversary Of The Events Of The 29-30th Of September 1941 Introduction History, as a synthetic representation of our common past, is an organized selection of informations as well as actuality, as a representation of our shared present, is a …

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The Unpublicized and fruitful Invasion of Iceland during WWII


Comment on the Operation Fork, led by the British Armies the 10th of May 1940 Many events can be commemorated. Days follow the one the other as we came through many important historical events, after centuries of written History, and it can be a long suite of commemorations which all make sense. Wars, civil disasters, …

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The Perilous Duty Of Balance


Review of Irena Kowal’s fairy-tale The Ballerina Who Lost Her Pointe Shoes Illustration : Serhiy Masloboyshchykov Publisher : PP Duliby, Kyïv, 2011   Introduction Is (published) literature depicting the real life of human beings, like a detailed and documented report would do ? Or is it speaking about itself, playing within a closed formal system of …

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A Hero In Auschwitz


Comment on the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) Today, Tuesday the 27th of January 2015, the world leaders commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland from the Nazis by the Soviet troops. We, paradoxically, must remember the end of …

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The Myth Of Europe


Comment on the situation in Crimea 5th of March 2014 Today, 5th of March 2014, since three months that the protests have started in the Ukrainian communities in support of signing an Agreement of Association with the European Union by the President Yanukovych, it is now time to think a little bit beyond the short-lived …

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Modernity And Depth Of A Spiritual Travel


Comment on the Byzantine Mosaic, Cycle of pieces for the solo piano by Svetislav Božić interpreted by Jasmina Kulaglich, piano Naxos, 2012 In my on-going journey through European culture, I recently met with what, at first sight, appeared to be a musical gem and I hope that I shall fully share here the good reasons …

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73 Years In The Secrecy For The Service To The Nation


Comment on the BBC News "Churchill's Secret Army Against Nazi Invasion"   Introduction Some Heroes are brought to the light the very day of their deeds. They act in the full focus of the cameras. Their gestures will become the mainframe of the general storytelling merely because they achieved the visible part of the task. …

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Economic Growth


Poem   I, for long, thought That life was not reduced To earning money That my life was dedicated To a higher value To a greater mission When parents shouted at each other When young women paid the price Of getting retributed for what is free When disabled persons never were understood When children for …

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A Price Is A Revenue


Comment on the video proceedings of the academic conference held at the University of Harvard during the 7th and 8th of March 2008 under the title : "Reassessing Post-Soviet Energy Politics, Ukraine, Russia, and the battle for Gas from Central Asia to the European Union"   Introduction to the Conference on YouTube : All parts …

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