For Soviet people, disputes in kitchens were a national pastime: ever since the 1930s, political debates were outlawed save for the Communist Party and publicly expressing any kind of skepticism or criticism of the Secretary-General was risky, to say the least. That’s why Soviet dissidents would spend hours in their kitchens – among a close circle of friends, in low voices, they would discuss things they couldn’t dream of saying anywhere else. Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the USSR in 1953 – 1964, was by no means a dissident. But he took the kitchen talk to a whole new level in 1959: he managed to argue with Richard Nixon (Dwight Eisenhower’s VP back then) right in an ‘American kitchen’ at the U.S. exhibit in Moscow. Building bridges Richard Nixon cuts the ribbon, officially opening the exhibit. Getty Images That year, both the USSR and the U.S., following the bilateral Cultural Agreement adopted in 1958, organized … [Read more...] about Why did Khrushchev and Nixon clash in an American kitchen?
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Media playerClose player10 Apr 201910 Apr 2019Listen live to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio DevonI'll sign in laterAnd we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryHybrid firefighters 'to help tackle crime'Stalking reports rise but charges for the offence dropsCouncil could save £60,000 by closing toiletsUpdates from Wednesday 10 April 2019Live ReportingAll times stated are UKGet involvedGet involvedSend an email [email protected]: Tweet usFacebook: FacebookPosted at 16:36 10 Apr16:36 10 Apr'Baking was my escape from anxiety'Meet Georgie Rowe, the baker who uses her craft to get past her anxiety.Posted at 16:12 10 Apr16:12 10 AprWeather: No rain, but wind will turn it chillyBBC WeatherSome evening sunshine, giving way to long clear … [Read more...] about BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 10 April
If you have a five-star budget, want a holiday with sunshine, a waterfront, gourmet food and a touch of class within a few hours of the UK, it is likely you’re weighing up Monte Carlo or Saint-Tropez for the sixth year in a row. Allow your eyes to wander a little further north and there is a gem with Mediterranean charm awaiting you on the Swiss-Italian border. Ascona is a municipality (town to you and I) in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Maggiore. It is a calm, friendly, colourful, cultural hideaway which provides a front-row view of a remarkable vista which combines relaxing lake views and awe-inspiring mountains, side by side. My partner and I visited in June. We flew from Manchester to Zurich and then by rail, a picturesque journey, from the capital to Locarno, Ascona’s nearest railway station. Hotel Eden Roc is a five-star resort and the quality of the place is apparent upon arrival. It is all glass, mirrors and marble as you enter the lobby. The beauty of the glass … [Read more...] about Mediterranean charm on the Swiss-Italian border
Many consider a holiday to be a long flight followed by chaotic bag collection and few days on the beach - but for me there’s nothing better than a quick city break. Which is why Belfast was the perfect trip, though - like always - I only wish it could have lasted longer. There is so much history and culture and excitement to experience that an overnight stay cannot possibly cover it all - though not for lack of trying. Upon arriving at our home for the night, the Titanic Hotel Belfast , my sister and I were immediately taken aback by the architecture and atmosphere created by Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Just across the River Lagan from the city centre, and just steps from the Titanic Belfast, the city’s museum that is the same height as the unsinkable vessel, the hotel stands proudly, with stunning brick features complemented by the addition of glass pavilions. Based in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, the builders of the RMS Titanic, the … [Read more...] about REVIEW: An experience like no other at Titanic Hotel Belfast
It began with reports of a man who had fallen overboard from a yacht in the Channel Islands in the middle of the night. Nobody who helped in the search for Russell Causley in 1993 could have imagined where their investigations would lead. But before long the tragic story of a well-off aviation worker missing presumed dead in the choppy waters of the English channel had taken a much more sinister turn - and turned into an investigation for fraud, and then murder. The extraordinary case, which led to Causley’s conviction for the killing of his wife, Carole Packman, has now been told in a new documentary, When Missing Turns to Murder on the Crime+Investigation channel, which reveals the inside story of the investigation. Causley had been sailing from Bournemouth to France with his solicitor, Anthony Hackett-Jones and his wife, Patricia, when, according to them, he fell into the water in rough seas. But as police began to investigate, things didn’t add up. Firstly, when they … [Read more...] about How search for man lost at sea led to him being jailed for murdering his wife