22 Haziran 2017 Perşembe

Keke and Stalin

Stalin and Keke

Ekaterina (Keke) Geladze was born in a small Orthodox village in Georgia, at the age of 17 she married Vissarion (Beso) Dzhugashvili. Her two children died shortly after birth, and the third - Joseph - survived. After the birth of Joseph, Vissarion began to drink heavily, so Keke abandoned him. Stalin's mother was an extremely strict and cruel woman, she worked hard to give her son all the best and wanted Joseph to become a priest. But Joseph himself wanted something more ...

By all accounts, Keke was a stunning woman. A true Georgian beauty who was not afraid to be frank with her son, even while he was in power. A few years before her death in 1937, Stalin went to visit her on a rare occasion.

Keke never learned Russian so they conversed in Georgian. Stalin would ask his mother while she was so hard on him and

She replied Joseph, what exactly are you now?’

Stalin : ‘do you remember the Tsar? Well, I’m like a tsar.’

Keke : ‘You’d have done better to have been a priest,’ she said in response.

When he asked her why she had beaten him so much as a child, she shrugged and said, ‘it’s why you’ve turned out so well.’

Keke ve Stalin

Stalin ve Keke

Stalin'in annesi Ekaterina  Geladze ( Keke ), Gürcistan'ın küçük bir Ortodoks köyünde doğdu. 17 yaşında Vissarion Dzhugashvili( Beso ) ile evlendi. İlk iki çocuğu doğduktan kısa bir süre sonra ölmüş fakat üçüncü cocuğu Joseph ( Stalin ) hayatta kalmıştı. Stalin'in lakabı Gürcülerin çok fazla kullandığı Soso'ydu

Stalin doğduktan sonra babası Vissarion çok fazla içki içmeye başlamış ve bu yüzden annesi Keke ondan ayrılmıştır. Keke, aşırı derecede katı, kuralcı birisiydi. Oğlunun ileride rahip olmasını istiyordu.

Hayatı boyunca Rusça öğrenmemiş, oğlu iktidardayken bile ondan asla korkmamıştır. Seyehat etmeyi sevmediği için Moskova'ya oğlunu ziyarete hiç gitmemiştir.

Stalin çok nadir olarak annesini ziyaret etmiştir. Yine bir ziyaretinde;

Keke: Oğlum şuan tam olarak ne iş yapıyorsun?
Stalin : Çar'ı hatırlıyor musun anne? İşte şuan Çar gibiyim.
Keke : Keşke rahip olsaydın, bundan daha iyi olurdun.
Stalin : Anne beni küçükken neden dövüyordun?
Keke : Şuan seni niye dövdüğümü daha iyi anlıyorsundur...

20 Haziran 2017 Salı

19 Haziran 2017 Pazartesi

Baghdad in 1958

Baghdad in 1958

Once upon a time in Baghdad in 1958.

The 1958 Iraqi coup d'état or the 14 July Revolution took place on 14 July 1958 in Iraq, resulting in the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy established by King Faisal I in 1921 under the auspices of the British. King Faisal II, Prince 'Abd al-Ilah, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Said were executed during this coup. This coup laid the ideological foundations of Iraq that were to last until 2003, with Iraq becoming a de facto Arab nationalist and socialist one-party state.

A result of the overthrow of the Iraqi Hashemite dynasty, the coup d'état established the Republic of Iraq. This coup was followed by the overthrow of Abd al-Karim Qasim, who was then executed in the Ramadan Revolution. ( source, wiki )

14 Haziran 2017 Çarşamba

Young Che Guevara Colorized

Che Guevara

A beardless, cigarless, beretless, not a Communist yet, young Che Guevara, born  in this day June 14 of 1928.

He was 20 years old when he took photo in 1948.

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known as Che Guevara, was born on 14 June 1928 in Rosario, Argentina into a middle-class family. He studied medicine at Buenos Aires University and during this time traveled widely in South and Central America. The widespread poverty and oppression he witnessed, fused with his interest in Marxism, convinced him that the only solution to South and Central America's problems were armed revolutions.

In 1954 he went to Mexico and the following year he met Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Guevara joined Castro's '26th July Movement' and played a key role in the eventual success of its guerrilla war against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Castro overthrew Batista in 1959 and took power in Cuba. From 1959-1961, Guevara was president of the National Bank of Cuba, and then minister of industry. In this position, he traveled the world as an ambassador for Cuba. At home, he carried out plans for land redistribution and the nationalization of industry.

A strong opponent of the United States, he guided the Castro regime towards alignment with the Soviet Union. The Cuban economy faltered as a result of American trade sanctions and unsuccessful reforms. During this difficult time, Guevara began to fall out with the other Cuban leaders. He later expressed his desire to spread revolution in other parts of the developing world, and in 1965 Castro announced that Guevara had left Cuba.

Guevara then spent several months in Africa, particularly the Congo, attempting to train rebel forces in guerrilla warfare. His efforts failed and in 1966 he secretly returned to Cuba. From Cuba he traveled to Bolivia to lead forces rebelling against the government of René Barrientos Ortuño. With US assistance, the Bolivian army captured Guevara and his remaining fighters. He was executed on 9 October 1967 in the Bolivian village of La Higuera and his body was buried in a secret location. In 1997 his remains were discovered, exhumed and returned to Cuba, where he was reburied. (Source: BBC)