The picture "Soviet Flag on the Reichstag" is full of symbolism and represents a historical moment. Built in 1894, the Reichstag's architecture was magnificent for its time.
The building contributed greatly to German history and the Red Army considered it a symbol of its enemy. The Soviets finally captured the Reichstag on 2 May 1945.
Next to Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the flag being raised on Iwo Jima, Yevgeny Khaldei's photograph of Soviet soldiers raising the flag on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin is perhaps the most famous photograph of World War II. But unlike the Iwo Jima photo, Khaldei's Reichstag photo was both staged and doctored.
Khaldei's photograph was directly inspired by Rosenthal's Iwo Jima photograph. Mindful of the publicity the Iwo Jima photo had received, Soviet officials (perhaps Stalin himself) ordered Khaldei to fly from Moscow to Berlin to take a similar photo that would symbolize the Soviet victory over Germany. Khaldei took with him a large flag, which his uncle had stitched from three tablecloths for the purpose.
In an era of political rigidity, the women of the Soviet Union discovered a remarkable way of infusing a distinctive charm into style, creating a unique and surprisingly beautiful fashion.
In previous generations, fashion was not a focal point for Soviet thinkers and was often seen by these circles as an "anomaly in socialism".
However, at the turn of the Second World War, during the Khrushchev Thaw, officials became aware of fashion as a 'natural force' in society; Especially as more women became interested in wearing nice clothes.
Therefore, fashion became a medium through which the Soviet government, primarily, wanted to reconstruct the war-torn nation and revive efforts to foster pro-Party sentiment.
The symbol of the "New Soviet People" would thus emerge after the war, with young youth helping to create a modernist image of a new communist utopia and later helping to fight counterculture movements such as Stygian from the pop-cultural front.
In this collection of actors, musicians, and general celebrities who are lending their support to Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election, we'll shine a light on some notable individuals who have spoken out to the public while recognizing the importance of their influential voices in shaping the political landscape. Has formally supported Biden's candidacy. ,
Pop culture fans rejoice! This collection of groovy-era photos like you've never seen before will not only remind you of the good old days of skateboards, boomboxes, and Happy Days, but will also give you some behind-the-scenes tidbits and facts you never knew . About your favorite film and television stars, the biggest movies, the hottest trends, and the hottest singers. You might learn some things about the sixties, seventies, and eighties that you never knew before.
Born on October 25, 1881 in the picturesque city of Málaga, Spain, Picasso emerged as a prodigy who left an indelible mark on the art world. His journey through the decades was no less than a rollercoaster, involving innovation, experimentation and a constant pursuit of creative expression. We'll witness the evolution of Picasso's talent, from the colorful streets of Barcelona to the bustling art scene of Paris, as we delve deeper into the extraordinary life and prolific work of this iconic artist.
Picasso's artistic journey spanned seven remarkable decades, during which he created an astonishing 50,000 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more. With a restless spirit and an insatiable appetite for artistic exploration, he refused to be limited to a single style or medium, crossing traditional boundaries with every brushstroke.
Picasso's life was not a mere chronicle of his artistic endeavors. His personal life was equally interesting, featuring tumultuous love affairs, friendships with other luminaries such as Georges Braque and Gertrude Stein, and his unwavering passion for the creative process. Picasso's art and life are intertwined in a dance of inspiration and revelation, and his influence echoes through generations of artists, making him an enduring symbol of artistic liberation.
Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of the stories we think we know to reveal little-known facts that make history more fascinating. If you're ready to see a different side of history than what you already know, click ahead...the truth is waiting for you!
In a move that could pit women’s advocates and transgender activists against each other, the Education Department has opened an investigation into an alleged incident involving a trans-identifying student exposing his male genitalia to freshman girls.
A Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill was apparently triggered by the Christmas decorations put up outside a neighboring congressman’s office, calling the U.S. Border Patrol-themed display “insensitive, charged and insulting.”
Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) called for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to be expelled from the U.S. Senate on Friday as now-former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Pope Francis quietly confirmed through a blog that he intends to rescind Vatican privileges for U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who says he remains uninformed about his status as rumors circulate about his status with the church.
A Tennessee court ruled on Thursday that a group of parents can intervene in the legal fight to block the release of the manifesto of the transgender-identifying woman who murdered six people at a Christian school in Nashville earlier this year.
Biden’s Department of Justice has slapped a whopping $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc. and the affiliated Transport Management Services LLC, both stellar examples of Tennessee’s robust transportation sector.
The recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to impose a $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc., a Christian trucking company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, raises significant concerns about the overreach of federal power and the disregard for the realities faced by businesses in regulating their workforce.
The DOJ, under Joe Biden’s regime, claims this measure is to resolve alleged violations of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by Covenant and its affiliated entity, Transport Management Services LLC.
The department accuses Covenant of discriminating against non-U.S. citizen workers by requiring specific documentation to confirm their legal status to work in the United States.
Webmaster addition: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), it is illegal for employers to knowingly employ undocumented workers. When employees are hired, their employer is required to ask for documents.
The B61-12 nuclear bomb is now formally in the U.S. stockpile and cleared for operational use on the B-2A Spirit stealth bomber. It's the first U.S. combat aircraft cleared to employ the advanced B61 variant operationally.
A police investigation out of Israel has found that an Israeli helicopter was responsible for shooting an undisclosed number of the 364 civilians whom Israeli authorities reported as dead at the October 7 music festival, known as Nova.
Israel says Hamas had no knowledge that the music festival was even taking place at the time, despite it taking place just a few kilometers to the east of Gaza near Kibbutz Re'im, an Israeli settlement.
"According to a police source, the investigation also shows that an IDF combat helicopter that arrived to the scene and fired at terrorists there apparently also hit some festival participants," Haaretz reported about the matter.
(Related: This corroborates with the testimony of Yasmin Porat, an Israeli citizen who fled the Nova music festival to another nearby kibbutz called Be'eri, where she was held captive and treated nicely by Hamas, but meanly by Israel Defense Forces.)
The first synthetic cellular organism was created in 2010 and based on a very small, very simple bacterium called Mycoplasma mycoides. The bacterium was called synthetic because its DNA genome was chemically synthesized rather than replicated from an existing template DNA, as occurs in all other known cellular life on Earth. The experiment was undertaken in order to develop a system that would allow creation of a minimal bacterial cell that could lead to a better understand of the first principles of cellular life. The effort resulted in new synthetic genomics techniques called genome assembly and genome transplantation. The ability of scientists to design and build bacteria opens new possibilities for creating microbes to solve human problems.
Webmaster addition: The Chinese "White Lung" Pneumonia has been reported to be a Mycoplama Pneumonia. Did someone drop another test tube?
Hospitals are overflowing with children suffering from mysterious antibiotic-resistant pneumonia or similar severe ailments in large cities across China. The Chinese government continues to claim that no new pathogen has been found and that the surge in chest infections is due simply to the usual winter coughs and colds.
The ruling class also claims that the infections are “aggravated” by the lifting of the stringent COVID-19 restrictions in December 2022. The World Health Organization (WHO) has dutifully repeated this reassurance as if it learned nothing from Beijing’s disastrous cover-up of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a report by Foreign Policy.
Fears of another novel respiratory pathogen emerging from China are understandable after the SARS and COVID-19 pandemics, both of which Beijing covered up. Concerns are amplified by Beijing’s ongoing obstruction of any independent investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19—whether it accidentally leaked from the Wuhan lab performing dangerous gain-of-function research or derived from the illegal trade in raccoon dogs and other wildlife at the now-infamous Wuhan wet-market. –Foreign Policy