The term of superpower defines a state with great economic and politic power that could influence events following its own interests. The concept of superpower was used for the first time in 20th century after the World War II. At that time United States, the British Empire and the Soviet Union were considered the superpowers. If we take a look back in history we can easily conclude that other states could fit the term. These extinct superpowers are Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Persian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Mongol Empire, Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. (more…)
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The stories of Russian and American spies during the Cold War were good novel and movie scenarios for a long period of time. In the past ten years no one paid attention to these stories any more, because nobody believed that these powerful countries continued their spying activities. The recent developments proved us that we ere all wrong. (more…)
The 270 meters asteroid was first discovered in 2004, when scientists estimated that the chances of hitting the earth in 2029 would be 1 in37.
Furthermore analysis removed the possibility of an impact, astronomers currently considering that the Apophis asteroid will pass about 29,450 kilometers from Earth’s surface. (more…)
At the beginning of the December, Russia confirmed that has a deal to sell surface-to-air missiles to Iran. Although Russian officials insist that the missiles are for defense only, United Sates and Israel criticized the deal. Thanks to the missiles the new anti-aircraft Iranian system will be capable to shoot down American or Israeli fighter jets in case of an air strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Earlier this year Russia faced international criticism when agreed to sell missile systems to Syria. (more…)
A prominent Russian businessman, Sabtai Kalmanovici, was killed Monday in Moscow with an automatic weapon, the Prosecutor’s investigation committee announced in a press release, according to AFP, and published by NewsIn. Kalmanovici was killed at around 17.00 local time, when unknown persons opened fire at his car on a street in Moscow.