SLAVIKA

Memory and modernity in Eastern Europe
Volunteer Polish  ”death squad”, 1920 Lviv.

Volunteer Polish  ”death squad”, 1920 Lviv.

Jozef Rotblat was a Jewish Pole born in Lviv, present day Ukraine. He was granted UK citizenship and shortly afterwards began work in the Manhattan project. He was the only one to leave on grounds of conscience throughout the project. He later founded a conference of scientists in Pugwash, Canada, where scientists could discuss the role of ethics, morality and other similar topics in relation to their scientific works. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his life’s works. Link to his Nobel Lecture: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1995/rotblat-lecture.html

Jozef Rotblat was a Jewish Pole born in Lviv, present day Ukraine. He was granted UK citizenship and shortly afterwards began work in the Manhattan project. He was the only one to leave on grounds of conscience throughout the project. He later founded a conference of scientists in Pugwash, Canada, where scientists could discuss the role of ethics, morality and other similar topics in relation to their scientific works. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his life’s works. 


Link to his Nobel Lecture: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1995/rotblat-lecture.html

lukashenkompreg:

peace—now:

Oct. 10:Former political prisoner Lirak Bejko sets himself on fire in Tirana, Albania to protest the government’s lack of compensation for his time spent in prison.Bejko was hospitalized in serious condition. He’s the second person to set himself on fire in protest this week in Albania.(Photo: News 24/Associated Press)

lukashenkompreg:

peace—now:

Oct. 10:

Former political prisoner Lirak Bejko sets himself on fire in Tirana, Albania to protest the government’s lack of compensation for his time spent in prison.

Bejko was hospitalized in serious condition. He’s the second person to set himself on fire in protest this week in Albania.

(Photo: News 24/Associated Press)

(via yrracynril)

broletariat:

The Russian Ministry of Health created this fake advertisement for Belochka beer because the Russian Ministory of Health has a sense of humor, clearly.

zolotoivek:

Revolutionary women and former members of the Russian Army hold up a plaque reading ‘The tyranny has collapsed and the chains are broken’, 1917.

zolotoivek:

Revolutionary women and former members of the Russian Army hold up a plaque reading ‘The tyranny has collapsed and the chains are broken’, 1917.

I think giving the EU the Nobel Peace Prize

Is like when bratty kids get rewards for doing chores or getting good grades. 
You’re not supposed to get rewards for shit you’re supposed to do.

EU congrats for not mobilizing tanks in Poland for like 70 years woo yr da bestest!!! 

diaphanee:

In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women.

[more on Asgarda: here and here]

Fascinating.

(via historicalawesomeness-deactivat)