Moscow Assassination
A car-bombing Saturday night outside of Moscow killed pro-Putin, pro-Ukraine war media figure Daria Dugina. While Dugina herself is a prominent promoter of Russian militarism, intelligence analysts in and outside of Russia believe the bomb was intended for her father, Alexander Dugin, as the two had switched vehicles at the last moment before departing an event they attended together. Dugin is known for his popular writings promoting Russian imperialism, with particular attention given to Russian claims of ownership over Ukraine. A Russian resistance group calling itself the National Republican Army has taken credit for the attack, while Russia's internal security services have blamed Ukrainian special forces. The Ukrainian government denies the claim.

This map depicts the location of Bolshiye Vyazyorny, outside Moscow, where prominent Russian pro-war media figure Daria Dugina was killed in a carbombing on Saturday night. Click on the map to learn more.
Graphic Source: Daily Mail
Mogandishu Hotel Besieged
Last Friday, Al Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked local militant organization, attacked the Hayat Hotel in Mogandishu, Somalia. In response, the Somali security forces engaged in a 30-hour armed conflict with the militants to end the siege, with at least 21 people dead and about 120 wounded from the incident. Al Shabaab has been attempting to overthrow the Somali government, and the Hayat Hotel is a highly prominent and symbolic target as it is frequently visited by local government officials.

This map depicts the site of attack in Mogandishu, as well as its proximity to government buildings in the area. Click on the map to learn more.
Graphic Source: Barron's
"Welsh Atlantis" Map Discovered
A map of the British Isles discovered in the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library depicts two islands that could provide evidence of a “Welsh Atlantis.” The lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod is a legend dating back for centuries. The map is the oldest surviving complete map of the British Isles, dating back to around 1280. Researchers from Swansea University and Oxford have presented evidence of the islands, placed off of Wales' Ceredigion coast on the medieval map, along with potential geological explanations for their disappearance. 

This map depicts 13th century Wales, including two islands off the west coast that no longer exist and may be connected to old legends of a lost kingdom. Click on the map to learn more.
Graphic Source: Daily Mail
Friday's Answer
Q: What is the only river in Europe to have a national trail following its entire length?

A: River Thames, England 
The River Thames is the main waterway running through southern England, beginning in Cotswold Hills or Thames Head and traveling east for 205 miles (330 km) before emptying into the North Sea. The Thames is the longest river in England, and the second longest in the UK after the River Severn. The Thames Path is a long distance walking trail following the river to the sea, passing through several rural counties as it heads towards London. The path had ended in Woolwich, a few miles from the sea, however, in January of this year, the England Coast Path officially opened, connecting with the Thames National Trail, creating the newly-named ‘Source to Sea.’ The entire trail is 232 miles (374 km). Its route to the North Sea is complex, with over 100 meanders on the way. The official headwaters of the river can be dry for almost the entire year, however thanks to its tributaries, the river is constantly being fed further downstream. Today, the River Thames is noted as the cleanest river in the world running through a major city. 

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