Monthly Archives: October 2017

Irina Alksnis: On the Crisis of Russian Liberals – Part II

Hello Everyone: It is the last day of October, so I wish a Happy Halloween to my American readers.  Although, sadly, as everybody knows, Halloween has become just another commercialized orgy of consumerism, and people have forgotten the true meaning … Continue reading

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Irina Alksnis: On the Crisis of Russian Liberals – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this op-ed in VZGLIAD, by Irina Alksnis.  And, by the way, Irina adduced a brief  CV confirming my prior suspicion that she is the daughter (or possibly granddaughter) of Viktor Alksnis, one of my favorite personalities from … Continue reading

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Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico – Part I-(D)

Dear Readers: Today I conclude my 4-part (A,B,C,D) treatment of the monograph, “Trotsky In Mexico”, Part I, by Professor William Chase. Again, if you are not sure what this is all about, then please read, first Intro to my series. … Continue reading

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Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico – Part I-(C)

Dear Readers, Continuing my treatment of “Trotsky In Mexico”, Part I, by Professor Chase. Again, if you are not sure what this is all about, then please read, first Intro to my series. Followed by Part I-(A). And then Part … Continue reading

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Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico – Part I-(B)

Dear Readers, Continuing my treatment of “Trotsky In Mexico”, Part I, by Professor Chase.  Again, if you are not sure what this is all about, then please read the Intro to my series.  Followed by Part I-(A).  My plan is to work … Continue reading

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Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico – Part I-(A)

Dear Readers, Without further ado, here goes with my Awful Avalanche treatment of  “Trotsky In Mexico”, a monograph (written in Russian, for a Russian publication) by University of Pittsburgh History Professor William Chase.  If you are not sure what all this is about, then … Continue reading

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Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico – Intro

Dear Readers: This is my new series based on journal articles by distinguished American historian, Professor William Chase, of the University of Pittsburgh.  Professor Chase teaches Russian and Soviet history, among other topics.  His name came up in connection with … Continue reading

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Is Kaliningrad Ready For War? – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece from VZGLIAD. First we made a detour into the history of German Königsberg and how it came to be Russian Kaliningrad,   Short version:  Hitler failed.  To the victor go the spoils. After the dissolution … Continue reading

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Is Kaliningrad Ready For War? – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we started to work through this piece from VZGLIAD. But first I made a detour into the history of German Königsberg and how it came to be Russian Kaliningrad,  We left off on the issue of Russia’s vulnerability … Continue reading

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Is Kaliningrad Ready For War? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I start a new series based on this piece from VZGLIAD. As war clouds darken over Russia, as the ring of NATO encirclement grows tighter every day, the line of first defense, once the (almost inevitable) invasion … Continue reading

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