Monthly Archives: February 2017

Movie Review: I don’t know nuthin bout birthin no Nation!

Dear Readers: As “Black History Month” winds down in the Anglo-speaking world, I decided to write a review of a fairly engaging movie which I watched a couple of nights ago, it’s called “Birth Of A Nation“.  The title is … Continue reading

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Babi Yar Acquires Jew-Hating Heroine

Dear Readers: My starting point for today’s post is this short piece from PolitNavigator, penned by Semen Doroshenko in Kiev.  The headline: Klichko Unveiled in Babi Yar a Statue to the Nationalist Poet Who Worked for the Germans During the … Continue reading

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Russia Will Teach Donbass To Sing – With Coke! – Part II

Dear Readers: Today finishing our work-through of this piece in VZGLIAD by reporter Andrei Rezchikov.   Donetsk political pundit Roman Manekin predicted to VZGLIAD that the main coal-burning industrial enterprises of the Separatist enclave Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) are on the verge of … Continue reading

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Russia Will Teach Donbass To Sing – With Coke! – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in VZGLIAD by reporter Andrei Rezchikov.  The gist is that factories in Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) and Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR) were about to go under, for lack of coal.  These factories consume a … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Parliamentarian Blackmails American Independent Filmmaker!

Dear Readers: Here is a juicy scandal which broke in the Russian press just yesterday, I believe. The source:  Russian hackers.  (Of course.)  Or maybe not Russian, who knows?  They call themselves “Anonymous“, so you’re not supposed to know who they … Continue reading

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Estonian Nostradamus Predicts NATO Bar Fights In Near Future…

Dear Readers: I saw this piece today in VZGLIAD.  The headline reads: Estonia has preemptively placed the responsibility on Russia for any possible future donnybrooks which may occur between NATO soldiers and the locals Sounds reasonable, no? The issue is … Continue reading

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1937 – What is the connection between Stalin and Pushkin? – Part VI

Dear Readers: Today we conclude what turned out to be an epic and somewhat picaresque journey through the interesting connection between an aristocratic/anarchist poet (=Pushkin) who self-described as a “proponent of freedom”; and a political leader and statesman (=Stalin) who self-described … Continue reading

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1937 – What is the connection between Stalin and Pushkin? – Part V

Dear Readers: Today we continue reading this essay by publicist Vladimir Mozhegov.  I hope the discussion has provoked many thoughts.  We discussed the political backdrop:  the establishment and consolidation of the Soviet government and a new socialist way of life.  … Continue reading

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1937 – What is the connection between Stalin and Pushkin? – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we continue our work-through of this essay by publicist Vladimir Mozhegov.  And in this segment, we start getting to the nitty-gritty details of how witty rascal-poet Alexander Pushkin was transformed into a Soviet demi-god beyond reproach. Astute … Continue reading

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1937 – What is the connection between Stalin and Pushkin? – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing with this essay by publicist Vladimir Mozhegov.  Yesterday we learned something about Old Bolshevik Anatoly Lunacharsk, an interesting character in his own right.  Mozhegov mentions Lunacharsky’s friendship with poly-math Alexander Bogdanov, physician, philosopher, science fiction writer, and … Continue reading

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