Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Liberation of Aleppo, a Long Process – Part II

Dear Readers: This is the continuation of yesterday’s story, posted by Evgeny Krutikov, for VZGLIAD newspaper. Krutikov was talking about the “Jerusalem Brigade” of Palestinian militants, and how forcefully they fought their way into the Khandarat refugee camp. north of … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Aleppo, a Long Process – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have another piece by Evgeny Krutikov, war correspondent and military analyst for the VZGLIAD newspaper. Krutikov begins this piece with the following paragraph:  “The first stage of the joint Syrian-Russian humanitarian operation in Aleppo began on Friday … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Procession in Kiev Irritates Poroshenko Government

Dear Readers: First things first, full disclosure:  I am not a religious person myself, I am pretty much an atheist, and I rarely write about religion.  I was born without that “religion gene” in my body, I have no personal … Continue reading

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Russia and Turkey: Besties Forever!

The Turkish government announced today that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Russia on 9 August, an official state visit. at the highest levels of communication.  The announcement was made by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek thusly (translating from … Continue reading

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Savik Shuster and Yevhen Konovalets: One Degree of Separation

Another piece from the Navigator today.  The headline reads:  “Shuster drops the mask:  He lectured the Nazis from Azov about war with Russia”. Well, I’m not so sure that the fellow in question ever actually wore much of a mask, … Continue reading

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Odessa TV Host Drops the “R” Word – Ruthenians!

  Dear Readers: I saw this piece today in the Navigator.  The writer is Mikhail Ryabov in Kiev.  The headline is:  “Odessa TV Host:  Why do Crimean Tatars have the right to autonomy, but Ruthenians don’t?” The reference is to … Continue reading

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Nikita Shevchenko: 14th Russian Soldier To Die In Syria War

I saw this piece in the Russian press.  A Russian soldier named Nikita Shevchenko was killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo.  Shevchenko was a Corporal (рядовой) serving under contract.  This is Shevchenko’s story as told by VZGLIAD, which basically … Continue reading

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