"I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way."
A quick gif-thingie of my old art school teacher.
Painter 12 + Mischief + Photoshop
Olli on nero.
Miss Notch, maid of Hollow Fields, can supply the school’s guests with whatever they require - but when asking for a fresh beverage, it would be prudent for a visitor to check the label on the bottle first!
I just can’t belive how GOOD he is.
This Russian soldier sat on the ground and tried to rest his head on his hand. This momentary loss of motion was enough to cause him to freeze in sub minus 40 Celsius, the usual temperature in the Finnish forest during the winter 1939-40.
that makes a fine story, but the temperatures reached only -30°C or slightly higher. sub minus forty degrees was by no means the “usual” reading; it never happened. not that i’m saying that -30°C isn’t cold as tits, but still, the myths about hellish temperatures during the Winter War stem mostly from the war stories of Russian soldiers who were sorely lacking appropriate winter gear, and thus were extremely vulnerable to the biting cold. this ain’t the Antarctica, kids.
This ain’t Antarctica, but damn near. The right temperatures of the coldest days of winter war are: -33 C in Helsinki, -38 C in Viipuri, -38 C in Jyväskylä and -38 C in Kajaani. On other places, like in Koivisto (in the Karelian Isthmus, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland), the temperature in the morning was a numbing -45 degrees below zero, and in Summa before dawn, a -49 Celsius temperature was reported, while in Taipale the temperature around noon was -39 Celsius. In Ladoga Karelia, -42 Celsius was measured in Loimola.
(Note that the temperatures measured in the morning were much colder than the temperatures measured during the day, i.e. the noon temperature in Summa was above -49 below zero, while the temperature in Taipale before sunrise was probably below -39 Celsius.) On this day the whole Lake Ladoga froze.