«Κωνσταντίνε Μεγαλειότατε, Βασιλιά πατέρα μου, παππού, Ολυμπιονίκη.
Είναι οδυνηρή αυτή η μέρα του χωρισμού για την αγαπημένη σου Βασίλισσα και μητέρα μας. Για μας τα παιδιά και τα εγγόνια σου.
Για όλους όσους ήρθαν σήμερα να σε αποχαιρετήσουν για την τελευταία φορά. Αλλά και για όλους εκείνους που τιμούν τη μνήμη σου και ήταν αδύνατον να είναι σήμερα μαζί σου. Continue reading
Καζαντζάκης, Αναφορά στον Γκρέκο (απόσπασμα)
Καλώς τη τη συφορά, αν έρχεσαι μονάχη σου, λέμε στην Κρήτη, γιατί αλήθεια σπάνια έρχεται μοναχή της. Continue reading
In December 1945 the French government invited Porsche to Paris, ostensibly to discuss licensing manufacture of a French Volkswagen. Ferdinand, Ferry and Anton Piech traveled to Paris but quickly found themselves in a political pressure cooker. The French government intended seizing the Volkswagen factory and moving it to France as reparations and they wanted Porsche’s patents. When Porsche stonewalled, the trio were arrested as war criminals. After four months imprisonment Ferry was released and hurried back to Stuttgart. To raise funds to secure his father’s release, Ferry began to promote a custom sportster that he’d been developing in Gmund. The first cars were entirely hand built from assorted VW parts in barn. Now Ferry moved the operation to Porsche’s Stuttgart workshop and started taking orders – with payment up front. Continue reading
Wednesday, July 16, 1969, time 9:32 EDT (UTC-4), Cape Canaveral,, Florida, USA.
50 years have passed from the moment that man started his all time dreamed journey to the moon.
From one point of view, this achievement signifies what we don’t have achieve yet.
The Price of Gold
The Legacy of Doping in the GDR
Reunited Germany inherited many East German champions who had not only broken records in track and field, but also in the forced consumption of steroids. Twenty years later, German sports are only now beginning to recover.
Ukraine has always been invaluable to Russia as a ready source of gain. For centuries, the fertile black earth of the Eastern European plains was cultivated by peasant farmers who led a traditional way of life attached to their patches of land. When Stalin came to power in 1924, he instigated a reign of terror in the Ukraine that ranks among the foremost of his crimes against humanity. Over the next few years, he imposed a ruthless policy of collectivization. The kulaks’ land was sized for state farms and they were forced to work their own land as state employees. Many rebelled and were shot. In 1928, Stalin piled on the pressure by increasing the kulaks’ taxes at the same time as requisitioning ever-larger quotas of grain. Continue reading