Monthly Archives: March 2019

Germany Double Feature: When Horses Fly, You Better Wear a Helmet – Part I

Dear Readers: I am doing something a little different today:  Instead of multi-part posts, I plan instead a “double feature”.  Both on the theme of Germany.  My susceptible brain has received two German-themed stimuli in the last couple of days: … Continue reading

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Interesting Stuff About the Russian Alphabet

Dear Readers: I wanted to bring to your attention this interesting piece about the history of the Russian alphabet.  The author is Georgy Manaev. The piece is in English, so you don’t really need me to translate or summarize anything, … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this worthy TV series.  But first, a word about Russian names.  Names are always a fascinating topic, since virtually every human being has a name. Most savvy readers are probably aware, but for … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of Season 1 of the Russian miniseries “Boris Godunov”.  As in any Shakespearean tragedy, the seeds of the hero’s downfall are planted well before his rise.  And so it came to pass with Boris.  Godunov … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part II

Dear Readers: I had no clue what to expect when I started watching the Russian TV miniseries about Boris Godunov.  I feared it might be just another kreakle-fest.  Like, maybe condemning Autocracy and Tyranny with ham-fisted metaphors.  As mentioned, this … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part I

Dear Readers: I just finished binging on Season 1 of the Russian TV (Channel Rossiya-1) miniseries called “Godunov“.  The series was produced in 2018. This miniseries is terrific (in my opinion) and quite addictive. Perhaps even signaling the rebirth of … Continue reading

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Lutsenko, From Under The Bus, Refutes Russian Collusion

Today I have this delightfully gossipy piece by reporters Liudmila Surkova and Oxana Borisova. Never dropping the lede:  Ukrainian Prosecutor Yury Lutsenko just, willy-nilly, refuted the entire Democratic Party talking point about so-called “Russian collusion” in the American Presidential election … Continue reading

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Viatrovych – Postscript on Ukrainian Diaspora Historians – Part II

Dear Readers: I end this series with a brief biography of Ukrainian-Canadian historian Marco Carynnyk.  Carynnyk’s name was mentioned as a hopeful candidate to bring down Archivist In Chief, Volodymyr Viatrovich, who is a crazy little bookworm rewriting Ukrainian history … Continue reading

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Viatrovych – Postscript on Ukrainian Diaspora Historians – Part I

Dear Readers: This is a postscript to my previous series on the Viatrovych warrant.  In his piece, Russian analyst Dmitry Bavyrin suggested that the Dragon Viatrovych should best be slain on the turf that he claims as his own, namely … Continue reading

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Russian Investigation Targets Nazi-Rehabilitator Viatrovych – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this piece from VZGLIAD.  Where we left off, reporter Dmitry Bavyrin was dubious that anything will come of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office warrant against Viatrovych, or even that it is worth the paper … Continue reading

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