Monthly Archives: April 2018

French Rocket Attack Against Syria Creates Friction Between Old Friends

Dear Readers: It is sad when old friends quarrel.  Often when two lovers break up, one returns a token to the other, such as a ring.  Or the Order of the French Legion.  And this can happen not just between … Continue reading

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Syrian Boy Tells Of His Acting Gig in White Helmets Propaganda Reel

Dear Readers: Syria is an ancient land full of history dating back many millenia, yea even unto the Bronze Age of Man.  In the 10th-century B.C. the Assyrians built a ruthless but effective Empire, from which the current nation derives … Continue reading

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Russian Military-Industrial Complex Finds New Customers – Part II

Dear Readers: We will proceed now to this interview with Alexander Mikheev, General Director of the Russian state entity called Ros-Oboron-Export (ROE).  According to its website and mission statement, ROE is “единственная в России государственная организация по экспорту всего спектра … Continue reading

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Russian Military-Industrial Complex Finds New Customers – Part I

Dear Readers: One unintended consequence of the Syria War (unintended, that is, from the point of view of the aggressors) is that Russian military hardware has found new fans, and new customers, around the world.  Customers who are impressed with … Continue reading

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Luisa Miller Captivates The Met

So we start a joke:  A Bulgarian, a Pole, three Russians and a Mexican guy walk into an opera house in New York City. The punchline:  They create magic! Yesterday the Metropolitan Opera matinee production of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” was … Continue reading

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Another Syrian Victory Against Crusaders

Dear Readers: This post is basically a collage of soundbites from the Russian press celebrating Syrian victory over last night’s rocket attack. The morning after three Crusader nations (the United States, Great Britain and France) launched over 100 rockets onto … Continue reading

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Happy Cosmonauts Day!

Dear Readers, Today, April 12 is celebrated in Russia as Cosmonauts Day.  The day was picked to honor Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly in outer space on April 12, 1961.  It is still breathtaking, to this day, to … Continue reading

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