Monthly Archives: August 2018

CyberBerkut Uncovers Blackwater Plot To Poison Donbass – Part III

Dear Readers: Today finishing this posting from the CyberBerkut website dated August 15, 2018.  CyberBerkut has posted what they say is documentary evidence that the Ukrainian government official in charge of their nuclear waste disposal program, Grigory Ivanovich Plachkov, authorized … Continue reading

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CyberBerkut Uncovers Blackwater Plot To Poison Donbass – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with this posting from the CyberBerkut website dated August 15, 2018.  Before continuing, I ask readers to keep in mind that old chestnut about the 3 components of a crime:  Means, Motive, and Opportunity.  Had CyberBerkut not … Continue reading

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CyberBerkut Uncovers Blackwater Plot To Poison Donbass – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from the Russian press, by reporter Olga Nikitina.  Olga reports on a scary plot to use radioactive waste to poison the water-supply of the Donbass region. Allegedly, the plan was this:  Ukrainian special … Continue reading

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Dolphins Loving The New Crimean Bridge

Dear Readers: Today I have just this very short piece on the Crimean Bridge.  This is in the way of a Russian “I told you so” refutation of those nay-sayers who had claimed the new bridge across the Kerch Strait … Continue reading

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Zakharova: USA Is No Superman

Dear Readers: Russia’s feisty spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, zinged the U.S. in a speech before a pro-Russian youth group. As reported by Mikhail Tereshchenko from the TASS News Agency, Maria appeared in the Baltic coastal … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part II

“Уже давно между собою Враждуют эти племена Не раз клонилась под грозою То их, то наша сторона.” (Pushkin, “To those who slander Russia”) Dear Readers: Today finishing up this piece, on Ukrainian language policy, and the increasing backlash thereunto, on … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece, which tackles the thorny issue of Ukrainian language policy.  This is the story of mostly ordinary people who are fed up and fighting back against attempts to force them to speak Ukrainian in … Continue reading

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