Monthly Archives: July 2019

Lysenko Still a Danger to Russia? – Part V

Dear Readers: Today continuing my review of this piece about Trofim Lysenko and his not-so-benign influence on Russian science, yea even unto our own times.  Is looking like I will need at least one more day to finish this material, … Continue reading

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Lysenko Still a Danger to Russia? – Part IV

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by Dmitry Bavyrin. Bavyrin seems to believe, in his headline, that the charlatan Soviet agronomist, Trofim Lysenko, still represents some kind of danger to the modern Russian entity. Therefore we continue to … Continue reading

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Lysenko Still a Danger to Russia? – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by Dmitry Bavyrin who maintains that Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko was a fraud, who talked his way into a job he wasn’t qualified for.  Sadly, such things happen even in the modern … Continue reading

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Lysenko Still a Danger to Russia? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by Dmitry Bavyrin who has set his sights, this time, on a very soft target:  namely, Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko.  Based on the headline, Bavyrin seems to think that Lysenko still poses … Continue reading

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Lysenko Still a Danger to Russia? – Part I

Dear Readers: Still riding the wave of GENETICS with my new post.  I saw this piece last month and saved for a rainy day.  The writer is Dmitry Bavyrin, who has an annoying tendency to diss anything from the Soviet … Continue reading

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Who Were the Denisovans? – Part II

Dear Readers: Concluding my review of this piece by Tatiana Pichugina, who covers the Anthropology beat for RIA Novosti.  Where we left off, we learned that a Denisovan lower jaw bone has been discovered just very recently, in a cave … Continue reading

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Who Were the Denisovans? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this fascinating story by reporter Tatiana Pichugina, for Novosti.  It’s about a race of proto-humans called the Denisovans.  Denisovan DNA is supposedly a great thing to have because it gives you more stamina. The piece … Continue reading

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Plushenko son: The future of Russian Figure Skating?

Dear Readers: Today I have this story from earlier in July, celebrating the achievements of a young figure skater named Alex Plushenko.  Alex is the six-year-old son of former two-time Olympic champion skater Evgeny Plushenko and actress/producer Yana Rudkovskaya.  His … Continue reading

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Godunov Continuation – Recap-ka of Monomakh! – Episode 9

Episode 9 Recap: Dear Readers:  I have timed my episode recaps to conclude today, July 22, the 406th Anniversary of the coronation of Tsar Mikhail Romanov.  Which event officially put an end to the Time of Troubles.  Tsar Michael went … Continue reading

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Godunov Continuation – Recap-ka of Monomakh! – Episode 8

Episode 8 Recap: Dear Readers:  Although this TV series that we are watching together, only shows us the first two False Dmitries, History tells us that there were many more of them running around Russia at the time, possibly as … Continue reading

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