Stories about History from February, 2017
"Two readings, two Venezuelas."
On the second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's assassination, Zhanna Nemtsova published a letter to her late father on Facebook.
"We must honor and respect the feelings of those who suffered terribly and lost family members during the Japanese Occupation," said the country's minister for communications and information.
A crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong this week to protest a prison sentence handed down to seven police officers convicted of assaulting a protester.
"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
"Since our audience is really the three billion internet-connected individuals around the world, we need to think big about how to reach these viewers..."
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”