End of the USSR and Post Communist Life

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On December 25, 1991, the Soviet hammer and sickle flag lowered for the last time over the Kremlin, thereafter replaced by the Russian tricolour flag. Earlier in the day, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state and 15 republics gaining independence.
The countries today that are former USSR republics are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania

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Add These UNESCO World Heritage Sites To Your Travel Bucket List

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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage. There are also many beautiful and unique landscapes, structures and places of cultural significa

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A Touch of Frost

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The word ‘stereotype’ is thrown around far too often when describing nationalities, food types, cultures and even sporting codes.
Quite often stereotypes are an over exaggeration but fortunately or unfortunately more often than not, a stereotype is surprisingly accurate, hence why stereotypes are formed.

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