Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ukrainian Nazis: The Horror That Will Not Die

Dear Readers: Because today is Halloween, it is appropriate to post a horror story.   A horror that is far more terrifying or gruesome than in any Hollywood movie.  Zombies are sweet-faced fawns compared to this beast.  Yes, we are talking … Continue reading

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Pro-Ukrainians Need To Know: What Does the Budapest Memorandum Actually Mean? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with our story from yesterday.   This piece from VZGLIAD   goes into the issue of the famous “Budapest Memorandum” [heretofore referred to as “BM”] and why Yury Kostenko’s arguments lead to the fact that pro-Ukrainians should not even bother … Continue reading

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Pro-Ukrainians Need To Know: What Does the Budapest Memorandum Actually Mean? – Part I

Dear Readers: Anybody who has been following the Ukraine vs Russia Propaganda War in recent years, especially in the blogosphere, knows that the pro-Ukrainian side often throws out the term:  “Budapest Memorandum”.  As if that is the final word and … Continue reading

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Are Girls Being Mutilated In Dagestan? Gurtskaya Won’t Back Down

Out of one corner of my eye, I have been trying to follow this controversy, which is building up to conflict between the Prosecutors Office in Dagestan vs Diana Gurtskaya.  Here is the latest.  Diana Gurtskaya, who is also a … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Fashion Designer Admits: “I was wrong”

Dear Readers: I saw this little tidbit in the Navigator this morning.  It’s about a person named Elizaveta Bogutskaya.  She is a fashion designer, here is her Facebook page. In addition to working in the fashion industry, Liza has been … Continue reading

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Aleppo Ceasefire Breaks Down, But A Few People Saved

This piece in VZGLIAD recounts how 48 people, mainly women and children, were saved from East Aleppo.  It is a very paltry result of the recent ceasefire, but still very important to those particular individuals. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, as spokesperson … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni Burns At The Met

Greetings Opera Fans! Here is my latest review in the Metropolitan Live in HD Saturday matinee series.  Yesterday I saw a bang-up production of this season’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside as the rebellious rake in Mozart’s famous Italian opera.  … Continue reading

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