Kenny Everett says, “let’s bomb Russia!” at the 1983 Tory party conference

Kenny Everett says, “let’s bomb Russia!” at the 1983 Tory party conference

Have you ever said something after being invited to an industry conference as a keynote speaker that you later wholeheartedly regretted? If you have, you’re not alone. Pioneering British comedian Kenny Everett was invited to the 1983 Tory party conference by the Young Conservatives in an attempt to attract the youth vote. The performer’s friend…

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Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev punches a rival businessman on live TV

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev punches a rival businessman on live TV

Have you ever felt compelled to punch a business rival whilst appearing on a speaking panel because he or she intimated that they were going to hit you first? If you have, you are not alone. Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of the London Evening Standard newspaper, knocked property developer Sergei Polonsky from a chair…

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Czar Alexander II sells Alaska to the USA for less than the cost of signing Paul Pogba

Czar Alexander II sells Alaska to the USA for less than the cost of signing Paul Pogba

In the middle of the night on March 29th 1867, US and Russian diplomats thrashed out a deal that transferred Russia’s ownership of the territory of Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million. Russia wanted to sell the territory because it feared that it could be lost without compensation if war broke out with…

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