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  • Armenian military trucks Ural-4320 and KAMAZ captured by advancing Azerbaijani troops at Fizuli, Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan.  Screenshots from original video published by Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, October 18, 2020. 

    Source:  Azərbaycan Respublikası Müdafiə Nazirliyi  

    (Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan)

    P.S. KAMAZ is very interesting! It looks that Azerbaijani troops captured “Armenian” military truck KAMAZ that actually was property of the  Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Probably, it is evidence that Russian imperialists are trying to compensate Armenian loses on the battlefield as fast as possible from their military base. Situation is so desperate, that Russians forget to remove their number plates…  before truck was delivered to Armenian army…   

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  • Düşmənin S-300 zenit-raket kompleksinin məhv edilməsi

    Azərbaycan Respublikası Müdafiə Nazirliyi

    (Destruction of the enemy S-300 anti-aircraft missile system [made by Russians and supplied to Armenians]; Уничтожение зенитно-ракетного комплекса С-300 противника ) 

    P.S. Azerbaijan, supported by Turkish military technology, shows quite advanced military capabilities and stopped Russian imperialist “projects“ in the Caucasus region. Both allies, Azerbaijan and Turkey are changing the power balance in the region. Its huge humiliation for former KGB agent Putin and his minions and fellow riders in “old“ European countries, like Germany and France …with their “realpolitik”….and Nord Stream 2…  

        Now, negligence of European politicians pertaining to Europe’s military capabilities (diminished military budgets, obsolete and tiny European armies and lack of modern weapon systems) is backfiring against them not only in Ukraine, but also in Libya, Syria…. Eastern Mediterranean…. European “old superpowers“, France, Germany and UK under “leadership” (actually lack off any leadership) of Trump’s America are loosing military technology edge and political influence in a new multi-polar world. This process is happening amazingly fast…. probably as example for Ukrainians in the field of military technology, it is better idea to search closer ties with Turkey….and modernize Ukrainian Army with Turkish made drones, and throw out useless promises and empty paperwork….., and secret deals made  by USA and EU with Russian imperialists…

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  • Valerian Gunia (1862–1938) — Georgian actor, director, playwright, critic, and People’s Artist of Georgia.
    Photograph by Alexander Roinashvili, date unknown.

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  • Today, we’ll be taking a look at a recipe from the kingdom of Colchis! A sweet apple-based treat, that’s much like a cake or cookie! Colchis roughly covers the same area as modern-day western Georgia, but it’s origins date back to the middle 13th century BC - around the same time as the Middle Assyrian Empire!

    In any case, let’s now take a look at The World That Was! Follow along with my YouTube video above!

    Ingredients
    2 cups plain flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    3 apples (either cooking or eating apples)
    ¼ cup cream
    1 cup cream cheese
    1 cup greek yoghurt
    ½ cup walnuts

    Method
    1 - Prepare Applesauce
    To begin with, we need to make a basic applesauce! Start by peeling a few small apples, before chopping and coring them. Then, dice each of these chunks into small pieces.
    Toss the remaining apples into a small pot with some water - enough to just about cover them. Pour a few tablespoons of honey into the pot too. Then place this over a medium-high heat for about 15-20 minutes - or until they break down into a fairly smooth paste. If you want a very smooth paste, use an blender! Leave your completed applesauce to cool off a bit before moving on with the recipe!

    2 - Cook Remaining Apples
    Now we need to cook some apples! Put a few tablespoons of butter into a pan, and put this over medium-high heat until the butter melts.
    Take the remaining apple chunks you reserved, and toss these into the frying pan when the butter starts to separate like you can see here. Cook this for about 5 minutes, or until the chunks of apple start to take on a golden complexion! Take them off the heat, and let them cool down while you deal with your dry ingredients.

    3 - Prepare the Mix
    While your applesauce is cooling, go tend to your dry ingredients. Into a large bowl, place two cups of plain flour, a teaspoon of salt, and a shake of cinnamon. Cinnamon would have been extremely rare in antiquity, so only the superbly rich would have been able to afford using it - given that it had to be imported. However today, you can get it at most supermarkets, so you can include it here! Also it just pairs really well with apples. In any case, mix this all together, and set it aside.
    Then pour about a ¼ of a cup’s worth of applesauce. On top of this, pour a ¼ of a cup of heavy cream, and your cup of soft cheese - I’m using cream cheese, because it works well, but is unlikely to be used in Colchis. Finally, add a cup of Greek yoghurt and a small amount of honey. Mix all of this together until it forms a smooth mix.

    5 - Mix the Ingredients
    Now go toss your cup’s worth of walnuts into the bowl. I didn’t chop my walnuts, because I wanted large pieces, but you can roughly chop yours if you want. Mix this together, before pouring in your cooked apples! Fold and work everything together into a relatively cohesive dough, and the apples and walnuts are well-distributed.

    6 - Form the Cakes
    Take a tablespoon of dough in a large spoon, and place the dollop on some baking paper. Do this with your remaining dough, and place these on some baking paper on a tray. Lightly press them down, so they’re slightly spread out.

    7 - Bake
    Place your finished cakes into a preheated oven set to 150C or 300F, for about 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of your cakes, and what kind of oven you have.

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  • Russian made T-72 main battle tanks and several military trucks destroyed by advancing Azerbaijani army at Horadiz village in Fizuli region: Screenshots from original video published by Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, October 11, 2020.

    Source: (Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan)

    P.S. It is quite clear evidence that Russia’s ally Armenia suffered heavy losses during battles against Azerbaijan. Turkey emerges as a new regional power. It can provide support for its ally Azerbaijan.  Their combined forces are capable to stop Russian imperialist “projects”….and changed the rules of the power play and diplomacy in Caucasus region….”Old” and military weak European “superpowers” are becoming more and more irrelevant in the multi-polar world… 

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