Monthly Archives: August 2019

Berlin Assassin, Could This Be the German Skripal Case? – Part IV

Dear Readers: Where we left off in our story:  Krutikov was laying out his “version” of the Khangoshvili killing.  According to which:  That “random” drive-by shooting on the mean streets of Berlin was linked directly to events that happened in … Continue reading

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Berlin Assassin, Could This Be the German Skripal Case? – Part III

Dear Readers: Before continuing with Krutikov’s Theory of the Crime, I saw this other piece yesterday, reporter is Dmitry Zubarev, who actually names the alleged perp:  a certain Vadim Sergeevich, hailing from Siberia!  Or at least, that is what his … Continue reading

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Berlin Assassin, Could This Be the German Skripal Case? – Part II

Dear Readers: Today we continue to work through this piece by Evgeny Krutikov, compiling our Murder Book as we go; and currently focusing on the Victimology biography.  I note that the article has changed a little bit from yesterday, as … Continue reading

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Berlin Assassin, Could This Be the German Skripal Case? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this new piece from Krutikov, regarding a low-tech drive-by shooting (on a bike) in Berlin.  A routine murder is not a routine murder in a major European capital, when a Russian citizen is involved!  Remember … Continue reading

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Fyodor the Robot Happy Ending!

Dear Readers: A quick update, and then (hopefully) we will finally be done with this ludicrous robot story.  Russian TV News Vesti reports that today (Tuesday, August 27), the Soyuz MS-14 was finally able to dock successfully with the space … Continue reading

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More Russian Space News – Did Fyodor the Robot Screw Up? – Part II

Dear Readers: The latest news from Outer space is that all systems are ready (hopefully) for tomorrow’s attempt at re-docking the Soyuz capsule with the International Space Station (ISS).  This morning Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov manually undocked the Soyuz MS-13 … Continue reading

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More Russian Space News – Did Fyodor the Robot Screw Up? – Part I

Dear Readers: I have an important follow-up to my Fyodor the Robot story from yesterday.  And there will probably be even more news tomorrow or Tuesday, when the capsule makes a second attempt at docking with the space station.  Everybody … Continue reading

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Russian Grammar Decides: Robots Are People – Part III

Dear Readers: As we have learned, the grammatical rules of human languages force us to make decisions about the essence of people and objects.  Russian grammar is fairly rigid.  Every creature or object, even inanimate ones, must have a gender:  … Continue reading

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Russian Grammar Decides: Robots Are People – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we had a meaningful conversation about Russian grammar and noun declensions.  All Slavic languages inherited, from the Indo-European Proto-language 6 or 7 declensions and 3 genders:  Masculine, Feminine and Neuter.  (See, the ancient Indo-Europeans didn’t realize that … Continue reading

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Russian Grammar Decides: Robots Are People – Part I

Loyal Avalanche Readers may not be aware, but I am a Luddite.  That is to say, I hate and fear new technology.  But it’s not what you think.  I don’t believe that Robots or Terminators or anything of that sort … Continue reading

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