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Non-Russian Alaska

The Indians fought Russians up to 2004 The sale of Alaska to Americans is still talked about and grieved for by Russians. But what is not widely known is that a bloody and bitter war between Russian colonists and the Tlingit Indian temerarious nation has become one of the causes …

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Different Globalization

The determining influence of global economic, political and cultural unification on local societies could not but generate opposite estimations not only of the very globalization phenomenon but also of abstract models that describe it. Herewith, the critical position of various anti-globalist groups around the world looks naturally marginal owing to …

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Fake news scheme as a social experiment

The informational space is rather a sophisticated thing, you know, wrapped in mysteries and riddles of all sorts. And we are bound to believe all these things if they only fit well our own vision of the world. If they don’t, we won’t believe them, despite any thinkable proof supplied. …

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‘Sleeping genius’ and violent incompetence

In the USSR, alongside with immeasurable glorification of the Soviet statehood, there existed special cult of fighters against the arbitrary state rule employed as an exploitation tool. Rebels, terrorists, revolutionaries of all sorts belonging to various epochs and geographical locations, were seen as foregoers or supporters of the socialist state, …

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Why the n-words got forbidden?

Ann-Charlotte Altstadt refers to the book critical of the language police and the language tolerance advocates. There are actually few themes provoking such heated dispute as the one relating to meaning of words. Language, as it is, has no political orientation, either “right” or “left”, assert linguists Lars Melin and …

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