Thursday, January 14, 2016

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the United States | Photo Gallery

The majority of National Air and Space Museum stuff in Washington DC is moved to a huge complex near Dulles Airport in Virginia. It's a must see collection for those who love both commercial and military air plains. The museum also shows part of US history and its military presence in Vietnam, Korea and World War.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Persian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi passes away in New York

The Persian princess Ashraf Pahlavi passes away at the age of 97 in New York. She was a twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last king of Persia (Iran).

Princess Ashraf in the recent years could not recognize anyone around her.

After 1979 Islamic revolution and her departure from her homeland, she actively supported Iranian studies foundations in the United States, known as ISF.

Princess Ashraf was the most controversial member of Pahlavi family. Her memories was published in 1981 as a book in English entitled "Faces in a Miror". Hormoz Abdolahi has translated this book into Persian.

Princess Ashraf's son Shahryar Shafigh was assassinated by the agents of Islamic regime of Tehran in early 1979 and Azadeh Shafigh (his sister) died by cancer in 2000 in France.

Ashraf Pahlavi, Most Controversial Princess of Persia

Princess Ashraf at South African Embassy in 1978: