Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Master wants to teach Margarita a lesson – Part I

Dear Readers: This post may span a couple of days, therefore I will post my usual “month-closing” for April when I’m done with this. An interesting story…  The lede is this: a “journalist” (air-quotes) by the name of Ramazan Alpaut … Continue reading

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An Essay On “What Constitutes A Good Neighbor?”

Dear Readers: This isn’t really an essay, I was just trying to be funny.  Basically, this is a review of these two pieces:  this one on the Ukraine; and this one about Estonia.  Both linked by the common theme of … Continue reading

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Finally! DPR/LPR Residents Can Apply For Russian Passports – Part III

Dear Readers: As expected, the Westie press did not greet Putin’s Ukaz (=Executive Order) with fireworks of celebration.  Instead, the reaction to this simple humanitarian gesture involved the usual drumroll of condemnation from the Westie powers: United States:  “We condemn…” … Continue reading

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Finally! DPR/LPR Residents Can Apply For Russian Passports – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with my translation of the Kremlin decree (Ukaz) from April 24 expediting the process for residents of the Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) and Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR) to apply for Russian citizenship. [TRANSLATION – continued] [blah blah … Continue reading

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Finally! DPR/LPR Residents Can Apply For Russian Passports – Part I

Dear Readers: This post actually segues seamlessly from my last series of posts on the Russian Hectare program.  The theme is similar:  If you want to be a Russian citizen, and you pass all the prerequisites, then you should become … Continue reading

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Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding this interesting story about the Russian Free Hectare program.  We have met some very nice people, including pioneer settler Andrei Yermolitsky and his family.  The Russian families moving to the Russian Far East from places like … Continue reading

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Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by reporters Oleg Isaichenko and Mikhail Moshkin.  As we learned, any Russian citizen (and even some non-citizens, in certain cases) can receive one free hectare of land if they are willing to … Continue reading

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