Tag Archives: Russia

Map Monday: The Vikings would like to dispute Russia’s claim on Ukraine

It’s been some time since my last Map Monday, one of my favourite excuses for meandering the Internet for map discoveries.  I’ve been wanting to do a map post on the Vikings for some time, but never did I expect … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a look at Russia’s territorial reach through history

Borders have changed in most parts of the world throughout history, and Russia, whether as Empire, Federation, or Soviet Union, is no exception.  There’s a long history across that vast land of seeking to expand by absorbing neighbouring territory.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Putin’s dreams of glory versus the reality for the Russian people

What Putin has embarked on is impossible to comprehend from any vantage point. It seems that he’s been fuming at his lessened sphere of influence ever since NATO allowed many more countries into their defense fold, right at Russia’s border, … Continue reading

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Map Monday: this sovereign nation called Ukraine

As the world watches in horror as a megalomaniacal tyrant re-enacts what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents lived through in Europe in the last century, it’s impossible to contemplate writing about anything but the travesty – the evil – that … Continue reading

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Map Monday: the future of the Arctic with global warming and economic “opportunity”

As most of you know, the Northwest Passage has been in the sights of explorers and traders for literally centuries.  The dream has always been to find a shorter route from Europe to Asia than going all the way around … Continue reading

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Map Monday: more fun with maps, playing with population densities

This week’s topic was inspired by a map my niece posted on Facebook, mostly for my interest. Thanks, Heidi! This is the map she posted: You won’t be surprised to learn that she lives in British Columbia. She lives somewhere … Continue reading

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Our 15 favourite trips, time for an update

Four years ago I wrote a post that captured our 15 favourite trips of all times – at that time. It took us quite a while to come up with only 15, but we did it. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Our 15 favourite trips, for now at least

We have been travelling together since we were first married more than 45 years ago.  My husband and I  love to see new places and learn about different cultures and their history.  We love to experience firsthand the remarkable variation in natural settings, … Continue reading

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