NATO ENCIRCLEMENT OF RUSSIA. The Strategic Role of the “Visegrad Four”: Poland, Hungary Czech Republic, Slovakia
According to NATO’s plans, which are to be discussed at the summit in Chicago in May, the countries of the former USSR, which surround Russia, must play the role of an “anaconda ring” pressing Russia and pushing it farther from its navigation routes: the Baltic States would block the access to the Baltic Sea, the scale of Russia’s presence on the Black Sea depends on Ukraine and Georgia; on land the Western direction would be blocked by Moldova and Ukraine and by Muscovites’ eternal opponent, which is Poland.
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500 Anglo-Saxon conquest Venerable Bede Durham Cathedral, Lindisfarne Coming of Christianity
900 The Danelaw Alfred, Cnut York Anglo-Saxon literature: Beowulf
1066 The Norman Conquest William the Conqueror White Tower, London Domesday Book, rise of serfdom
1170 Battle between king and Church Thomas Becket, Henry II Canterbury Cathedral Expansion of government