Majority of people practicing yoga today believe that yoga started its way in Russia with opening of modern clubs or popular fitness centers, and have no idea that there was, for example, the Yoga Association of the USSR.
Yoga was spreading in the Russian Empire and the USSR until the 1970s, when all the oriental practices were banned in the Soviet Union.
In the event of a war between Austria-Hungary and Russia, Italy promised to remain neutral.
When the treaty was renewed in February 1887, Italy gained an empty promise of German support of Italian colonial ambitions in North Africa in return for Italy's continued friendship.
It stayed a priority, to one degree or another, even after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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that if he were president, the United States might not come to the defense of an attacked NATO ally that hadn’t fulfilled its “obligation to make payments.” The remark broke with decades of bipartisan commitment to the alliance and, as Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in The Atlantic, aligned well with the interests of Russia, whose ambitions NATO was founded largely to contain.
One Republican in Congress openly wondered whether his party’s nominee could be “seemingly so pro-Russia” because of “connections and contracts and things from the past or whatever.”It’s not unlike Trump to make shocking statements.
And importantly, they agreed to Article 5, which can obligate member states to come to one another’s defense should one of them be attacked in continental Europe or North America (or in territories north of the Tropic of Cancer).