My chronicles in english

When Havana was English

Franck Fernandez - translator, interpreter, philologist The First World War, still remembered by many old Europeans as The Great War, was not remotely the first war in which all the countries and territories of the world were involved. Before it, there were several "worlds" such as the so-called "Seven Years' War" between 1754 and 1763, which is what we are dealing with today. The war began for the dominion of ...
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Paris is Well Worth a Mass

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist We have already spoken of the French king Francis I who had two children and how the eldest of them and a dauphin, due to his imprisonment as a hostage in Madrid, made him a weak and sickly child that led to his death. At the disappearance of his brother, the dauphin was Henry, Francisco's second son, and who was crowned King of France ...
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Anastasia Romanova versus Anna Anderson

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist The city of Berlin is crossed by a small river called Spree and on the bridge, that crosses one of its canals, a young woman tries to commit suicide by jumping into the frozen water. It is February 1920. A police officer sees her and rescues her, takes her to a hospital and later to a mentally ill people's home. She does not speak, ...
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The Reichstag or German Parliament

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist If there is a building that has known all the vicissitudes of the history of Germany, and of Berlin in particular, it is the famous Parliament or Reichstag building. Before the creation of the German State, created as the Second Empire, Berlin already had great importance as the capital of Prussia, Hegemonic reign in the German pre-state, the Federation of Northern Germany, and which ...
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Jijona Nougat

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philolohist Spain is a country blessed by the hand of God. However, there is a particularly beautiful place in Spain with dreamy coves open to the magnificent and historic Mediterranean Sea, olive groves, almond trees, good wine, paellas and fideuá. It has a name: Valencia. With the new divisions in autonomous regions of Spain, Valencia is named after the Generalitat Valenciana and there is a ...
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The Brandenburg Gate

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist It is known that the current state of Germany has a very busy history and the biggest recent episode of this great country is the union of the two German states: the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany. These two countries were the fruit of the occupation by the four winning powers over Germany after World War II. At the ...
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La Belle Otero

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist Agustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias, later known as Carolina Otero and already in Paris as La Belle Otero (synonymous with Belle Époque) was born in Pontevedra, Galicia, in November 1868, natural daughter of Carmen Otero Iglesias. From a young age, she loved dancing and the show and imitated all artist arrived in his town of Puente Valga. She was violently raped at the age ...
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The Stasi

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist When in 1513, Niccolò Machiavelle writes The Prince in Renaissance Florence, he gives a User Manual to the political leaders, elected or not, of how to govern, presenting the dichotomy of "being loved" or "being feared." This User Manual used by everyone since then, from kings, presidents, business owners or simple department heads within an organization, gives them the philosophical elements to conserve power, ...
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The Story of a Mosquito

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist Anyone who walks along the banks of the River Seine in Paris, at the height of Quai de Grenelle and up to the Boulevard de Grenelle, on the south side of Paris, will find a street called “Street of Doctor Finlay, 1833-1915, Cuban Doctor and Researcher”. In the city of Bordeaux, also another street that bears his name in honor of the same doctor ...
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The Berlin Air Bridge

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist In these times, when there is so much talk about the creation of walls that divide nations to prevent people from entering their territory, there was once a wall whose objective was strictly the opposite, to prevent their own people from leaving. There have been many walls in the course of history: the famous Great Wall of China is the largest of these walls, ...
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Alexandra Feodorovna, last tsarina of Russia

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist On an island on the Neva River, in front of the beautiful Hermitage museum, once the Winter Palace and residence of the Russian tsars, there is a recognizable quarter from the horizon by the great spire of its church. It is the Fort of Peter and Paul. In his church with the great spire rest the mortal remains of Nicholas II, his beloved wife ...
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Prince Felix Yusupov

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist French television broadcast the following interview in 1967: Journalist: Prince Felix Yusupov, did you kill Rasputin? Prince Felix Yusupov: Yes. J: How old are you, Prince? FY: About 80 J: How old were you when you killed Rasputin? FY: 29 J: Prince, do you belong to the Russian imperial family? FY: No, but my wife is the niece of Emperor Nicholas II J: Princess, ...
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Grigori Rasputin, between saint and devil

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist "I feel that I will leave this life before January 1st. I want to let the Russian people, Dad (the Tsar), the Russian Mother (the Tsarina) and the children know, the Russian land what they should undertake. If they kill me vulgar murderers, especially my brothers, the Russian peasants, you, Tsar of Russia, you will have nothing to fear for your children, but if ...
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Pierre Carl Fabergé, perfection in the execution of beauty

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist Fifty, no more no less. Fifty are the famous Easter eggs that Pierre Carl Fabergé created in his workshops. All reperforated, documented, photographed and located. Some history swallowed them after the sad events of 1917 Russia, but photographs, invoices, sketches, and above all, the pain of having them lost, remain. During the religious wars in France in the seventeenth century, a lot of French ...
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The Amber Room

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist If we look for its definition in the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, pleasure is “to please or to give pleasure, enjoyment, spiritual enjoyment, satisfaction, pleasant feeling…”. This is the closest word to define the purpose of this writing. Pleasure, visual pleasure, the pleasure of witnessing an unimaginable and spectacular work. The Amber Room of the Tsarskoye Selo Palace on the outskirts of ...
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