“Tolstoy’s False Disciple” (The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov), by Alexandra Popoff, Pegasus Books, New York, London, 2014 (My review)

To-day the Russian 62 years old Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov was shot dead in Ankara Art Gallery when I thought about what to write in my review about my latest reading of the book “Tolstoy’s False Disciple” (the Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov) by Alexandra Popoff, published in 2014, it…

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BADEK NEWS 76

One. On December 11, 2016 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back for the 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves. In Calgary it stops on this day with the concert performance and socialising events. Every year the donations increased by 30% compared to the…

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BADEK NEWS 75

One. Total Surveillance. As well as the other elements of anti-utopia of George Orwell “1984” do not surprise us today. In 2009 the number of surveillance cameras consisted of one for 14 British people. Bots and cookies of internet sites allow to collect the information about your habits and interests. News shows is one more proof…

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BADEK NEWS 74

One. This is a girl band, but it should really be called a granny band because the average age of its members is 84, the oldest member is 97. The Band, KBG84, is from Kohama Island, in Okinawa, Japan, and is gaining popularity after its first single, “Come On and Dance, Kohama Island”, hit the top…

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BADEK NEWS 73

First. The 20th International Economic Forum has kicked off. Political and business leaders have come to sign new contracts and agree deals. (SPIEF on June 16, 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia) Russian observers expect dialogue and possible progress on the softening of EU sanctions against Russia from the forum, as well as Gazprom and Shell’s joint launch…

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BADEK NEWS 72

First. Ice Hockey, Moscow. 2016 IIHF World Championship. Canada Retains World Ice Hockey Title with win over Finland. Congrats to team Canada on their gold medal performance! MSN News, May 22, 2016 Second. Strangers Rally Helps Bride Elise Phillippo who Lost wedding dress in Fort McMurry Wildfire. In the midst of chaos, Phillippo asked her Toronto-based wedding…

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BADEK NEWS 71

First. The celebrations of the Victory Day on May 8-9, 1945 are over. Everywhere in the world there were marches, parades, meetings, auto-rallies. We met one of the participants of the auto-rally in honour of the Victory over the fascist Germany, Valentin Nomikossov who shared with us his positive emotions about this event and presented to…

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BADEK NEWS 70

One. Bonsai tree in U.S. National Arboretum in training since 1625. 65 years ago, during the World War II, a B-29 bomber, known as the “Enola Gay”, dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Among the survivors was a small tree, a Bonsai, which ended up…

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