January 18, 2018

World’s First Aircraft Carrier is in Sri Lanka

World’s First Aircraft Carrier is in Sri Lanka

The world’s first ship designed as an aircraft carrier is in Sri Lanka at the moment. To be precise, it lies off the coast of Batticaloa in Eastern Sri Lanka, where it sank on April 9, 1942. HMS Hermes was ordered in 1917 and built by Armstrong Whitworth company. The ship’s design underwent...
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How much did USA Pay Russia to buy Alaska?

How much did USA Pay Russia to buy Alaska?

In 1725, Russia’s Czar, or Emperor, Peter the Great, dispatched Vitus Bering to the far east, to start exploration in what is not the Bering Sea and Alaska. This started the process by which Russia claimed Alaska. Alaska was, before 1867, Russian America. However, the Russians were finding it hard...
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Colonel Vasiliy Fedorovich Yakovlev

Colonel Vasiliy Fedorovich Yakovlev

Vasiliy Fedorovich Yakovlev (1901-1971) – a colonel, commander of 340th Infantry Regiment, Hero of the Soviet Union. Yakovlev was born on February 23, 1901 (February 10, 1901 in old style) in the village of Big Zhydovich in Novgorod province, (now Poddorsky municipal district, Novgorod region) in...
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Republic of North Ingria

Republic of North Ingria

The Republic of North Ingria, also known as Republic of Kirjasalo was a short-lived state of Ingrian Finns in the southern part of the Karelian Isthmus. This state seceded from Bolshevist Russia on January 23, 1919, sometime after the October Revolution of 1917. Its aim was to be incorporated into Finla...
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How did Nigeria Get its Name?

How did Nigeria Get its Name?

The name ‘Nigeria’ was coined by Flora Shaw, who was a British journalist and writer, in 1897. British protectorates in the area encompassing present day Nigeria had been first established in the latter part of the 18th Century. The Royal Nigeria Company was incorporated in 1879, and the pro...
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Brief History of War in Afghanistan from 1978

Brief History of War in Afghanistan from 1978

Afghanistan is always on the news for bomb explosions or Taliban attacks. The country’s political situation is extremely volatile. Interestingly, Afghanistan has been politically unstable from 1978. Let us consider the main events from 1978 briefly. 1978 April – The Saur Revolution This was a revolution...
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