Monthly Archives: July 2018

Moscow Celebrates Baptism, Rejects Autocephaly – Part IV

An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress, Nor is there singing school but studying Monuments of … Continue reading

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Moscow Celebrates Baptism, Rejects Autocephaly – Part III

“I charge thee, fling away ambition. By that sin fell the angels.” ― William Shakespeare, Henry VIII Dear Readers: So now, with all this scholarly, historical, etymological and entomological context under our belts, it is time to get to the … Continue reading

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Moscow Celebrates Baptism, Rejects Autocephaly – Part II

“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot That it do singe yourself.” ― William Shakespeare, Henry VIII Dear Readers: Where we left off yesterday, I promised to get into the nuts and bolts of Ukrainian Autocephaly, and how … Continue reading

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Moscow Celebrates Baptism, Rejects Autocephaly – Part I

Dear Readers: At this moment, live, even as I type these amazing words, the RT portal is running a livestream video showing Russian President Vladimir Putin standing side by side, near the Kremlin, with Patriarch Kirill.  Kirill is the Patriarch … Continue reading

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Slovakia To Ukraine: Shut Up And Mind Your Own Business!

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in PolitNavigator, reporter is Olga Kozachenko.  The lede:  A delegation of parliamentarians and business leaders from Slovakia is planning an official visit to Crimea.  This fact angered the Ukrainian Ambassador to Slovakia who thereupon … Continue reading

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Pranksters at it again – Will Volkov Study at Yale? – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we laid out the dramatis personae of the latest coup d’theatre of Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov (aka Lexus and Vovan).  This time, posing as Polish Education Minister Jarosław Gowin, the pranksters placed a phone … Continue reading

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Pranksters at it again – Will Volkov Study at Yale? – Part I

Dear Readers: As a reputable neighborhood Tobacco Store in Winston-Salem North Carolina, how many times you have picked up the phone only to hear a prankster ask you:  “Do you have Prince Albert in a Can?”  And every time you … Continue reading

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