During Vladmir Putin’s first term in office he worked to strengthen Russian influence in the central Asian states. Here in this photograph shows President Putin shaking hands with Uzbek president Islam Karimov. Over his suit is traditional Uzbek clothing .Uzbekistan became important to Russia not only because it was formerly part of the Soviet Union, […]Read more "Vladimir Putin and Islam Karimov (2000s)"
After much suffering the Soviet Union was able to invade Germany. Russia had withstood devastating losses during World War II. The image above shows a Soviet soldier raising the flag of the U.S.S.R over the Reichstag the symbol of Nazi power. Berlin after years of war was in ruins. Looking closer in the photograph the […]Read more "Soviet Soldier Raising Flag Over The Reichstag (1945)"
Sammy Davis Jr. was performing at a Republican Youth Rally in Miami, Florida. President Richard M. Nixon was present at the event. When he walked on stage, Sammy Davis gave him a hug. This was very ironic considering President Nixon’s open race prejudice. Prior to the election of 1972, Davis was invited to the White […]Read more "Sammy Davis Jr. Hugs Richard M. Nixon (1972)"
The Tasmanians during the 19th century saw a radical change to their way of life. European colonization and invasion threatened their survival. The British were adding additions to their empire and Tasmania was to become part of it. The Aboriginal Tasmanians had a long history dating going back 30,000 years. Taming the land and establishing […]Read more "Truganini (1812-1876) One Of The Last Full Blooded Tasmanians"
Golda Meir when she was foreign minister of Israel made a visit to the United States. President John F. Kennedy took a different approach to Israel than previous administrations. Arms embargoes were to be lifted and a new military alliance was to be formed. This would have large consequences in both the later half of […]Read more "John F. Kennedy Meets With Golda Meir(1962)"
When the American Civil War broke out, Native Americans were impacted. Prior to the national crisis, Indian Americans faced the reality of rapid white invasion and settlement in their lands. Forced removals and broken treaties put Indians in a vulnerable position. Indians were driven from Oklahoma ( Indian Territory) into Kansas by Confederate forces in […]Read more "Indian Home Guard Calvary Soldier (1860s)"
By the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union could no longer maintain its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and East Germany. The East German population was growing more restless with lack of reforms in Erich Honecker’s East Germany. The collapse of the East German state began with a decline in the standard of […]Read more "East Germans Protesting (1989)"
It was in 1934 that Germany and Poland signed a non-aggression pact. Hans-Adolf Moltke (left) German Ambassador to Poland stands with Jozef Pilsudski (right) Minister of Military Affairs and the de facto leader of the nation . Joseph Goebbels stands next to Polish Foreign Minister Jozef Beck. German and Polish leaders met in Warsaw to […]Read more "Jozef Pilsudski, Jospeh Goebbels, Hans-Adolf Moltke, and Jozef Beck (1934)"
This picture taken in December of 2004 shows Hamid Karazi taking the presidential oath for his second term. The former King of Afghanistan seated on the far right attended the ceremony. Mohammed Zahir Shah reigned from 1933 to 1973, During that period in the 20th century he expanded diplomatic relations of Afghanistan to numerous countries […]Read more "Mohammed Zahir Shah Attends The Presidential Oath Ceremony of Hamid Karazi (2004)"
The man seen in this photograph was known as Gordon. The massive scars on his back came from whippings form overseers on a plantation. Slavery in the United States was kept alive through violence and the force of the law. The enslaved had no rights nor the benefits of citizenship based on the color of […]Read more "Gordon the Enslaved Man Medical Examination Photograph ( 1863)"