Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sexual Harassment Case Rocks Russia

Dear Readers: Until recently, Russians didn’t hear much about sexual harassment in the workplace.  In the past, either such harassment did not occur very often; or perhaps it occurred but people just didn’t know about it.  Possibly such incidents were … Continue reading

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“Have we frozen yet?” Ukrainian cities are dying – Part III

“The root cause of poverty is a deficiency of money.”  (Anon) Dear Readers: Today finishing our review of this story by Alexander Lesnykh.  The Ukraine has been in the grip of infrastructure crisis for 3 decades now.  Pundits explain how … Continue reading

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“Have we frozen yet?” Ukrainian cities are dying – Part II

Dear Readers: Today continuing with  this piece from RIA, by reporter Alexander Lesnykh.  And I also have this piece from VZGLIAD, by reporter Alexei Anpilogov, along the same theme.  Today I want to start with Anpilogov, who reports that massive … Continue reading

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“Have we frozen yet?” Ukrainian cities are dying – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from RIA, by reporter Alexander Lesnykh.  The title (Ще не вмерзла? – “Did we freeze yet?”) is, of course a pun on the opening words of the Ukrainian national anthem: Ще не вмерли … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part VII

Dear Readers: It is time to end this sad story of the Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich.  While admitting that we still have not solved his murder.  When starting this series, I had some personal fantasy of solving the crime and thus … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part VI

In time the strong and stately turrets fall, In time the rose and silver lilies die, In time the monarchs captive are and thrall, In time the sea and rivers are made dry; The hardest flint in time doth melt … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part V

Dear Readers: Yesterday we learned about an important English diplomat named Giles Fletcher the Elder, from whose accounts we know much fascinating information about Russian history of the late 16th century.  Today’s post is a bit of a sidebar from … Continue reading

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