Photo by Pixabay on


I grew up in the middle of the Cold War, cut off from half of Europe due to the Soviet Union controlling a host of countries, against their will, but a direct result of World War 2. The World lived on edge and came close several times to the brink of nuclear disaster as the “superpowers” flexed their muscles.

The contrast between living in the West or East was massive , nowhere more so than in East Berlin, a city I visited in Communist times visiting the sector controlled by the Soviets back in the early 1980’s. The contrast between the bright lights of prosperity in West Berlin with the dramatically poorer East Germany was obvious to all.

Later in my life I had the opportunity to travel to many previously Soviet republics and in the Baltic’s I became involved in building…

View original post 1,191 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.