Tagged: Russia

New Russian Quartet 0

New Russian Quartet Play Music Of Brahms – Live From Moscow – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Over to the Moscow Conservatory Auditorium for a concert by The Russian Quartet along with Alexei Volodin in music of Brahms. It was recorded on May 6th 2013 by the venerable Radio Orpheus in Moscow. The Rusian Quartet have been praised as everything from Magical to the “best Quartet in...

Hello to Mao 0

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

Marching to Bastogne

December 28, 1944 – Rescuing Bastogne

December 28, 1944 – news for this day was about cautious optimism during World War 2. The Battle of the Bulge was getting a break in fortunes, as the weather cleared and Allied planes were able to come to the encircled Allied troops, and reinforcements from Patton’s 3rd Army were...

Malta Summit

December 2, 1989 – The Seasick Summit – Bush And Gorbachev At Malta –

A little helps a lot: Become a Patron! I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably looked very impressive on paper – but for all the ultimate success of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit off the island of Malta, this December 2nd in 1989, the weather...

VE Day - May 7, 1945

May 7, 1945 – VE Day And Mixed Signals

Become a Patron! Even though the war in Europe had ended, and witnesses saw the signing of the surrender documents, the official word on the actual surrender, word from Allied Headquarters wasn’t quite coming. News had broken earlier by an Associated Press reporter, but wasn’t confirmed by the other news...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...