Monthly Archives: March 2016

Айда во двор! – Russia Culture War Poetry Slam – Part I

Dear Readers: Yesterday a new Culture War erupted in Russia, this time taking the form of a poetry slam.  The contestants:  The usual suspects.  In this corner of the ring: We have the chubby enfant terrible, writer and poet Dmitry … Continue reading

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Palmyra Liberated: A Win for Civilization – Part III

Dear Readers: We have been discussing barbarians, and how they like to loot stuff that was created by other people.  They do this for various reasons.  Maybe sometimes they are just defective people who are not capable of making their … Continue reading

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Palmyra Liberated: A Win for Civilization – Part II

Yesterday we left off with a quote from Russian Antiquities specialist Alexei Lebedev, concerning the fate of the priceless relics of the city of Palmyra, obviously put at great risk when the city fell to the ISIS barbarians.  But Lebedev … Continue reading

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Palmyra Liberated: A Win For Civilization – Part I

Dear Readers: Thoughout the history of the human race, there are many times when it seems like Team Barbarian is scoring all the goals, and that life is hopeless.  But then, sometimes at the darkest hour, Team Civilization rallies, comes … Continue reading

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Who Knew Feygin Was a Serbian Nationalist?

Dear Readers: Continuing along yesterday’s theme about lawyers, but this time a Russian lawyer, Mark Feygin.  (I’ll go ahead and use the spelling they use in wiki.)  Feygin is the defense attorney who defends Russian dissidents such as Pussy Riot, and also … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Grabovsky Dead, Probable Murder

Today there is breaking news of a probable murder in Ukraine: The attorney Yuriy Grabovsky, who went missing 9 March, was found dead last night.  His body was found off the highway in the Kiev area, buried in a shallow … Continue reading

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Crimea Bridge an Historical Mission, Says Putin

Dear Readers: This story is from a few days ago.  It is about the project called “Kerchensky Bridge”.  This proposed bridge construction is an important component of keeping the Crimean Peninsula supplied with the necessities of life, in conditions of … Continue reading

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