Monthly Archives: June 2016

L’infâme Nikita – Part V

Before I move on to Nikita Belykh’s Latvia connections, I have a new tidbit of breaking news from yesterday, namely, that Nikita’s older brother Alexander, has been fired from his job.  Yes, Dear Readers, ’tis a virtual 1937 out there, and one … Continue reading

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L’infâme Nikita – Part IV

Dear Readers: This will be the penultimate segment of my take on the Nikita Belykh story.   Lordy, I reckon there is more raw material here, than there are fleas on a junkyard dog!  So, still working my way through this source; … Continue reading

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L’infâme Nikita – Part III

Dear Readers: So. yesterday I updated my post to correct a factual mistake:  Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh was detained in a Moscow restaurant.  What he was doing in Moscow, I don’t know.  It’s a long drive from Kirov. Nonetheless, this … Continue reading

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L’infâme Nikita – Part II

Dear Readers: Okay, after yesterday’s intro and backstory — a backstory so complex that it cannot really be told coherently, and perhaps I should have taken Lyttenburgh’s suggestion and just called this story “Fifty Shades of White”.  [See, that’s a … Continue reading

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L’infâme Nikita – Part I

Dear Readers: Another juicy scandal in the wonderful world of Russian corruption.  Here is my source.  And today’s contestant is none other than Nikita Belykh, the powerful Governor of Kirov Oblast!  The headline is that Governor Belykh was detained by … Continue reading

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Syrian Army Suffers Tactical Defeat During Al-Raqqa Assault

VZGLIAD correspondent Evgeny Krutikov has written several detailed and interesting dispatches from the Syrian War.  This is his piece from yesterday, delivering troubling news about a Syrian army setback and significant losses of men. Krutikov believes that the decision of … Continue reading

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Crimean Quotas To Be Phased Out in Russian Unified Exams

Dear Readers: I added a new category, “Education” to accommodate today’s story. I saw the story here, it is fairly short, and I can translate/summarize the whole thing in one go.  The writer is Nina Artemova, from Moscow. But first … Continue reading

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