The rise and fall of the Romanovs

100 years ago this month, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated. In July of the following year, he and his immediate family were bayoneted, shot and mutilated

The rise and fall of the RomanovsTORONTO, Ont. March 2, 2017 /Troy Media/ – The First World War was a disaster, not just for the millions of battlefield casualties but also for three of the hitherto dominant imperial dynasties. Two of the families, the Hohenzollerns of Germany and the Habsburgs of Austria-Hungary, were deposed and exiled. The third, Russia's Romanovs, experienced…

Montreal’s Vimy Park decision an insult beyond ignorance

If allowed to stand, the city council's decision will permanently soil the character of the city

Montreal’s Vimy Park decision an insult beyond ignoranceNEW YORK, June 26, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The decision by the City of Montreal to rename Vimy Park after the late Jacques Parizeau is one which is so ridiculous on its face that I am forced to ask if Mayor Denis Coderre needs to check the council chamber for asbestos or lead contaminants tout…

Divvying up the Middle East after First World War

Beating-up on Britain’s Sir Mark Sykes and France’s Francois Georges-Picot for today's mess in the Middle East is just plain silly

Divvying up the Middle East after First World WarTORONTO, Ont. May 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It was 100 years ago this May that two diplomats – Britain’s Sir Mark Sykes and France’s Francois Georges-Picot – concluded a secret agreement dividing the (prospective) post-war Middle East into British and French spheres of influence. And by virtue of ignoring local demographic realities, their agreement…