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Die Macht der Fußballfans: Spontane Krawalle nach der verlorenen WM 1954 als Vorboten des Ungarn-Aufstands

So sonderbar es klingen mag – aber der erste echte Vorbote des ungarischen Aufstandes waren Ausschreitungen von Fußballfans. Es war im Jahr 1954, dem Jahr der Fußballweltmeisterschaft, in dem die ungarische Mannschaft alle anderen überragte.

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The New York Review

Hero

Since becoming president of Russia, Vladimir Putin has worked hard to mold Russian memories of the Soviet Union into something more positive, or anyway more nostalgic, than they had been under his predecessor. His goal, it seems, is to make Russians proud of their country again, to find heroes they can once again worship.

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The bigger the worse

At the beginning of Russia’s Empires, Philip Longworth announces that his intention is to “examine the phoenix-like nature of Russian imperialism and to expand our understanding of it”. He points out that over the centuries, no less than four empires have risen and subsequently fallen on Russian soil, beginning with Kievan Rus in the Middle

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