Monthly Archives: August 2018

On Holiday

Dear Readers: Just a quick note.  I am going away on holiday for a couple of weeks, to a place where internet is spotty.  I may be able to respond to comments, but not sure if I will able to … Continue reading

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Kadyrov Reacts To Death Of John McCain

“Oh, lonely death on lonely life! Oh, now I feel my topmost greatness lies in my topmost grief. Ho, ho! from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this … Continue reading

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Russia Repairs Old Telescope Network

Dear Readers: Today I have something from the world of astronomy.  But first an important ERRATUM: Last week I posted a 4-part series entitled “Yeltsin:  Drunk Or Not Drunk?”  This morning in the shower (where I do some of my … Continue reading

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Russian Mafia Elects New Godfather

Dear Readers: Today I have this exciting piece from the world of crime, by reporter Yury Vershov.  Yury reports that the Russian Mafia recently enjoyed their annual convention in Moscow and voted for their new Capo di Capos.  The stunning … Continue reading

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Yeltsin: To Flee Or Not To Flee? – Part IV

Что делать, — мне пищит она, Толпою годы пролетели. Прошла моя, твоя весна — Мы оба постареть успели. Но, друг, послушай: не беда Неверной младости утрата. Конечно, я теперь седа, Немножко, может быть, горбата; Не то, что в старину была, … Continue reading

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Yeltsin: To Flee Or Not To Flee? – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing with this massive catfight, at stake of which stands the glorious historical legacy of Boris the Pretender.  Being scrupulously “fair and balanced”, I have given equal weight to every possible side of this story.  The numbers are … Continue reading

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Yeltsin: To Flee Or Not To Flee? – Part II

Dear Readers: In yesterday’s post I set up the 3-way catfight between Rutskoi, Vorozhtsov, and Khasbulatov.  But since then, in this exciting 24-hour news cycle, another cat has leaped into the fray!  Apparently this story is growing more legs than … Continue reading

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