Monthly Archives: September 2015

Savchenko Case – September 30

Once again, I am using Novaya Gazeta for the blow-by-blow.  So, without further ado… 10:55 – Court is ready to open in session.  All the players are there, including the lawyers, (diplomatic) Consuls, Savchenko’s mama, and Savchenko herself.  Savchenko chatting … Continue reading

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Savchenko Case – September 29

This will be ongoing coverage of the Nadezhda Savchenko criminal case in Russian court. Part I:  The case opens in court today This is the source I am using today, and here is a summary of the chronology up to … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping: We Cannot Permit the Law of the Jungle

When Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke today at the U.N., he decried the “law of the jungle” which unfortunately stands now as the model of relationships between nation-states.  “The law of the jungle means that the weak are subject to … Continue reading

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Clowns Who Think They are Statesmen

Okay, I promised a cute animal piece, and I will deliver.  It’s about dogs who think they are cats. But first we need to get some political business and breaking news out of the way: So, yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro … Continue reading

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Korruption Scandal Rocks Komi – Part II

Continuation of the LifeNews story about the Komi scandal.  What does this scandal mean for the residents, the ordinary people and their lives? Amazingly, given the number of arrests of top-placed officials, many potential witnesses are still afraid to come forward, … Continue reading

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Korruption Scandal Rocks Komi – Part I

In the past week, Russian press has exploded with the big scandal taking place in the Republic of Komi, a subject of the Russian Federation.  Komi, a republic that was set aside for the titular Permic (Finno-Ugric) people  who live there, … Continue reading

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Poroshenko: Ukraine Can Teach America How to Fight Russia

In which I translate this piece from Interfax in full: [Translator note:  In photos, I show just one American GI against a whole company of Russian barbarians, because that is all it takes, it goes without saying.] TRANSLATION Headline:  In … Continue reading

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