Monthly Archives: December 2016

Rasputin 100-Year Anniversary – Part II

Dear Readers: Today’s post will conclude my two-part series on the 100th Anniversary of Rasputin’s murder.  I guess the English would call it a “Golden Jubilee times two”.  And I mention the English specifically, because they are the ones being … Continue reading

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Rasputin 100-Year Anniversary – Part I

Dear Readers: Grigori Rasputin died a violent death exactly 100 years ago today, on 30 December 1916.  The Russian press has noted this anniversary with several interesting articles, including a couple of pro-Rasputin pieces.  You don’t often see that:  Most … Continue reading

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Karlov Murder Book – A New Detail

Dear Readers: In the case of the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, a new detail has emerged.  It may or may not be significant to the case, but detectives are dutifully pursuing this angle; they are … Continue reading

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Moldova Fires Defense Minister

Dear Readers: With this piece from Navigator, I venture into Moldovian politics, about which, admittedly, I know very little.  The headline reads: Dodon Fires Odious Defense Minister For Fooling Around With NATO Background:  Moldova is a small Eastern European nation bordering … Continue reading

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Ukraine Lays Eggs At UN – Israel Upset

Dear Readers: I saw this op-ed in VZGLIAD written by reporter Andrei Grafov.  It is a current story about the wheelings and dealings in the UN, and indicates how the Ukrainian government simply has no clue what it is doing … Continue reading

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Latvian Fascism – Not Necessarily Who You Think It Is – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish this informative essay by Vyacheslav Vishnevsky.  We saw some examples of ethnic Latvians who don’t hate the Russian minority dwelling within their country.  The motivations of the non-Russia-haters were of two broad varieties:  (1) Ex-Communists … Continue reading

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Latvian Fascism – Not Necessarily Who You Think It Is – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we started working through this essay by Vyacheslav Vishnevsky.  We discussed the political ideology of fascism, and how, in order to come to power, fascists always need a hate-able “Other” within their own society.  In the Latvian case, it’s … Continue reading

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