Russia-Ukraine crisis: 9 milestone moments in history that explain today’s invasion

Russian forces have launched a major military attack on Ukraine, on the orders of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Tanks and troops have poured into Ukraine at points along its eastern, southern and northern borders, Ukraine says, and explosions have been heard...

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

History is a battleground, perennially fought over, endlessly contested. Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in Russia. A majority of Russians recently voted Joseph Stalin the “most outstanding person” in world history (followed, naturally, by current...

How World War-I shaped India’s fight for freedom

The year was 1914. In the month of June, the first World War broke out. The Great War, as it was known, would go on to redefine the rest of twentieth century. The war would also rekindle a hope, a much-needed direction to the Congress nationalist movement that had...

The peace treaty of Trianon

The Trianon Peace Treaty was signed on June 4th, 1920 by France, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, Japan, Romania, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Czechoslovakia and nine other states, on the one hand, and Hungary, on the other hand, being...

The Great Powers and Hungary at the Paris Peace Conference

The Allies considered Hungary ready to sign the peace at the end of 1919. Thus, they invited the representatives of its government to Paris for final discussions before the conclusion of the peace treaty. The French greeted the Hungarians coldly but cordially, and...

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

History is a battleground, perennially fought over, endlessly contested. Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in Russia. A majority of Russians recently voted Joseph Stalin the “most outstanding person” in world history (followed, naturally, by current...

How World War-I shaped India’s fight for freedom

The year was 1914. In the month of June, the first World War broke out. The Great War, as it was known, would go on to redefine the rest of twentieth century. The war would also rekindle a hope, a much-needed direction to the Congress nationalist movement that had...

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

History is a battleground, perennially fought over, endlessly contested. Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in Russia. A majority of Russians recently voted Joseph Stalin the “most outstanding person” in world history (followed, naturally, by current...

The peace treaty of Trianon

The Trianon Peace Treaty was signed on June 4th, 1920 by France, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, Japan, Romania, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Czechoslovakia and nine other states, on the one hand, and Hungary, on the other hand, being...

The Great Powers and Hungary at the Paris Peace Conference

The Allies considered Hungary ready to sign the peace at the end of 1919. Thus, they invited the representatives of its government to Paris for final discussions before the conclusion of the peace treaty. The French greeted the Hungarians coldly but cordially, and...

How World War-I shaped India’s fight for freedom

The year was 1914. In the month of June, the first World War broke out. The Great War, as it was known, would go on to redefine the rest of twentieth century. The war would also rekindle a hope, a much-needed direction to the Congress nationalist movement that had...