*1888, the year of the death of the composer Charles-Valentin Alkan (Chopin’s friend and neighbour) is also the year of the earliest surviving recording of music and earliest recorded film.
Combined on this …
BSSB.BE cbc.ca 09.05.2018
Ex-USSR Germany Russia The Baltics Poland Ukraine
* May 8, 1945, was a day to celebrate. It was VE-Day, the long-awaited moment when the Allied forces triumphed over Nazi Germany to claim victory in Europe. But the …
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Balkans Danube Ex-USSR
*Visitors to Budapest may have read somewhere that Hungary has the first autocratic regime in the European Union.
The capital on the Danube does not feel like that:
- the atmosphere is relaxed, not repressive; …