Monthly Archives: May 2018

Lenin: 12-year-old girl in a cage — and other Netflix howlers!

Dear Readers: This post constitutes a review of the Netflix original movie “The Russian Revolution”. First some backstory, how I came to watch this gem.  See, officially I am boycotting Netflix, because of their egregious pro-Al-Qaeda movie “The White Helmets”.  … Continue reading

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Er… did JIT just admit that the Ukrainians shot down the Boeing?

Dear Readers: In re the long-lingering “Whodunnit” around the MH-17 (Boeing) shoot-down on July 17, 2014… As the wiki (that I just linked) will eagerly tell you, the Dutch Safety Board investigation and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) recently issued its … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part V

Dear Readers: I finish this series on the new Crimea (Kerch) Bridge with this essay by Andrei Babitsky.  About the psychological boost the bridge has given to the people living on the Crimean peninsula.  I have tagged this series of … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part IV

[Viktor’s soliloquy, continuing…] 3:27 minutes – Living in the Ukraine, and my friends and parents still live there — they would always say, before every electoral campaign: We will install electricity, we will fix the elevators, we will build roads … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part III

Dear Readers: As promised, because people need to do what they say they will do, this episode starts my translation of Viktor Petrovsky’s off-the-cuff  impressions of the Crimean Bridge.  Here is the youtube video itself, which caused so much interest … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with my story about the Crimean Bridge and its psychological effect on people.  Not just people living in the Crimean peninsula (who now enjoy an excellent road to the Russian mainland), or people in Russia (who are … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part I

Dear Readers: Everybody has probably read about the spectacular opening last week of the Crimean Bridge (aka the Kerchensky Bridge) to traffic, and I won’t repeat what everybody else has written about this Eighth Wonder of the World.  Instead, I … Continue reading

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