1. Russian volunteers during the Balkan wars

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    Russian soldiers fightin alongside with the Serbs, mainly in Bosnia and in Kosovo. Songs: Kolovrat - Blood of patriots Kolovrat - Kosovski front

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    • "One World One Dream!" - YEAOH! in Minsk, White Russia (2)

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      A short note from Mark for his worldwide fans or friends of his music: For a whole while this might be a very last video by me. I now will have to take intensely care that I find a new town and maybe a new flat. Frankly said to live in Neustadt, a very small town, has become more and more problematic for me as a singer over the last few months and weeks. Maybe this has got something to do with the fact that more and more people seem to know me and my music by now. (I think the internet is the reason why). Unfortunately a lot of those people who highly probable are my own direct enemies as a singer-songwriter who is used to write some slightly political or socially critical songs from time to time, too, also seem to belong to them! I can't deny this fact any longer from my side. Every little once in a while they seem to come closer to myself as a private person. They even were in my flat several times. Where they left some of their books, a few CDs and political messages for me. So that now I have made a decision to move to somewhere else as soon as this might be possible. Maybe some bigger town. Maybe to completely another country! Who can really say! You will hear from me again as soon as I can! I promise you! Mark S. Reade, writer & composer, Neustadt a. Rübenberge, 03/22/2013

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      • Boulevard of Dreams - YEAOH! in Minsk , White Russia (2013)

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        Will the "Boulevard of Dreams" that not now is still under construction ever become ready in Minsk, the capital of White Russia (or also Belarus)? I hope it will become reality some day indeed! M. Stanton Reade, composer & writer, Neustadt am Rübenberge (Germany), 03/22/2013

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        • Kalinovski Square 2/X

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          Kalinovski square is an "underground" documentary about a suppressed people fighting for their freedom. The starting point of this documentary, takes place in Minsk - the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Belarus, which often is referred to as the last dictatorship in Europe! In March 2006 a rigged president election was arranged, so the "dictator", Alexander Lukaschenko, was re-elected with 82 % of the votes. Since Lukasheko's presidency started in 1994, he has turned Belarus into a more dictatorian country based on a Soviet style authoritarian leadership. In much of Belarus, the notion that the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 is not valid, the Soviet Union just diminished and gradually turned into present day Belarus - much of the Soviet system and mentality goes on in the country. Unlike Russia, the country didn't undergo any remarkable transition from plan economy to market reforms, thus avoiding to much chaos and instability in society, but the price has been an increasing lack of personal freedom and economic development. Thus the young generation got enough of corruption, plan economy, censorship, state harassment, lack of hope and arbitrary use of state intervention by the secret police, which still is called KGB! For the first time the people were brave enough to defy the regime on a large scale and show their resentment towards the president, led by the young generation in the so called "jeans revolution" for freedom. This documentary is Yuri Chashchevatsky's most celebrated film and follows a long-standing and personally dangerous conflict with the Lukaschenko regime. A conflict, in which independent journalists and system critics have been jailed, killed or disappeared in mysterious ways, as the regime regards basic human rights, such as freedom of the speech, press and assembly etc., as Western hypocrisy. The plot of the documentary tries to uncover the primitive and ugly mechanisms of a dictatorship, but also brings hope by letting the young generation of Belarus come to word. They dream of a future Belarus, where the government doesn't fear its own people nor the opposite situation, in which the people fear its own government. The style of the documentary is much inspired by Michael More's funny and ironic distance, of criticizing the government, as seen in his famous documentary - Fahrenheit 9/11 -. However, at the same time, Kalinovski Square tries to give an explanation to the underlying reasons why Europe's last dictatorship withstands from within. The movie is a discovery to what many people in the West takes for granted, and what people in other countries must fight for to achieve - good governance based on the rule of law, freedom and democracy. The movie gives an insight into one of the most isolated countries in Europe, in which a "cold civil war" is raging against the part of the population who urge for change. A country which evidently will appear more frequently on the news bulletin in the coming years, as the economic decline will increase and the people's desire for freedom will increase. The documentary's finest quality assurance, comes from the committee of censorship in the Republic of Belarus, as they banned the documentary. Even to posses the documentary is a crime against the state, and is punishable in Belarus. Language: Belarusian and Russian but with English subtitles.

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          • Wiliam Owen Roberts

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            Wiliam Owen Roberts filmed at home in Cardiff, discussing the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its repercussions - the subject of his novel, "Petrograd", winner of Wales Book of the Year 2010. By Sara Penrhyn Jones for Wales Literature Exchange.

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