Monthly Archives: November 2015

Energy Independence for Crimea: Here is the Plan

As this piece from VZGLIAD shows, the Russian government is determined to make Crimea energy-independent from Ukraine.  The Russian authorities have taken the approach of assuming that the Crimean residents will NEVER AGAIN see a single electron coming into the peninsula … Continue reading

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Wolves and Steel: The Strange Story of Alparslan Çelik

I saw this piece on RusNext, it is about the leader of the Merry Band of Turkomans (allegedly) who shot and killed a Russian pilot while the poor sod was still in his parachute, trying to eject from his downed … Continue reading

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NTV Exposes No-Goodniks Behind Crimea Blackout

Russian TV channel NTV (“National Television”)  is known for its colorful logos, its occasionally tabloid qualities, and its sometimes provocative political exposes.  Hated in the West for their “pro-Kremlin” ties, this time around, they have done a big expose of the … Continue reading

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#KULAX: Heroes or Villains?

Dear Readers: After a brief respite from Kulaks and Holodomor, I have another Kulak piece for you.  I know, I know… I am sorry for the repetition, but it is necessary to post this.  Because the topic of #KULAX is … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY, American Friends!

Today I wish my American readers a very happy holiday, and nothing very serious today. Since Thanksgiving holiday, as it has evolved in the U.S. centers around the comforts of food, I have a humorous piece from the Russian press. … Continue reading

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SPECIAL UPDATE: SU-24 Navigator Tells His Story to the Press

This is a special update to my post from earlier this morning. LifeNews posted an exclusive interview  with the navigator of the downed SU-24.  We think that his name is Captain Konstantin Murakhtin.  During the interview, for security reasons, he … Continue reading

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SU-24 Navigator Rescued by Syrian Special Ops

Most readers are probably aware of the headlines, the crisis situation in the world, following the shooting down  (by Turkish air force) of a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 on the border between Syria and Turkey.  The SU-24 was conducting strike missions … Continue reading

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