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Choice

The lesson will end in 3 minutes, as well as mathematics test. A teacher with a stern face paced between the tables, looking into students’ notebooks, and students with trembling fingers tried to finish writing the last formulas. At sixteen many think that the future depends on the annual test.

His paper was covered with slant rows of numbers, but his thoughts were about other things...  namely...

Black sheep

"My daughter is very ill and we need money for drugs!" the woman’s voice in the phone was sobbing. "Yes, I understand, of course we will help you" Eugene haltingly replied trying to drown out the noise of the street. His heart was braking every time he thought of how little they can do, and how many such helpless, needy people the war creates. "How much do you...

Ordinary Wirtschaftswunder

After the war this country was in shambles, experienced political dependence and pressure, economic collapse and rampant inflation. The level of agriculture development was lower than decades before the war, food production was cut by half, one-fifth of housing was destroyed; only one-third of industry functioned. Speculation, shortages and unemployment ruled in once prosperous country of Europe. What country was it?

It was...