Monthly Archives: February 2020

American Rapper Accuses Russians Of Racism – Part II

Dear Readers: Today ending Black History Month on a positive note and concluding this analysis by Russian reporter Stanislav Borzyakov.  Who, I believe, is right on target in his take on American race relations; on the relationship between the U.S. … Continue reading

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American Rapper Accuses Russians Of Racism – Part I

Dear Readers: We are nearing the end of February, which is Black History month in the good ole USA.  And this year, African-Americans even get an extra day — hoorah!  My loyal readers know that I started celebrating Black History … Continue reading

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Ukraine Coronavirus Panic Underlying Causes – Part V

Dear Readers: Today concluding this analysis of the root causes, why Ukrainians in the Poltava region of Central Ukraine stoned, and tried to set on fire, a bus bringing evacuees home for quarantine and medical treatment.  It’s somewhat understandable why … Continue reading

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Ukraine Coronavirus Panic Underlying Causes – Part IV

Dear Readers: Continuing with Storozhenko’s analysis of the Ukraine-Coronavirus sitrep.  But first, I have this related, and newer, piece by Alexei Nechaev.  We’ll return to Storozhenko and his analysis of the root causes of the crisis, fomenting in Western Ukraine … Continue reading

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Ukraine Coronavirus Panic Underlying Causes – Part III

Dear Readers: Where we left off in this analysis of the Ukraine-coronavirus story, we were creeping towards the conclusion that, at least some of this virulent reaction (on the part of the Ukrainian peasantry) might be a simple case of … Continue reading

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Ukraine Coronavirus Panic Underlying Causes – Part II

Dear Readers: Trying to figure out, along with reporter Nikolai Storozhenko, if there is something deeper to this Ukrainian coronavirus story, than just people being dumb and ignorant.  Are there some deeper, underlying causes that would make people attack a … Continue reading

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Ukraine Coronavirus Panic Underlying Causes – Part I

Dear Readers: Everybody who reads them some history books knows that plagues incite blind panic, especially in ignorant populations.  And when ignorant people lash out against plagues and the victims of plagues, often the [ironical] result is to spread the … Continue reading

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Instilling Russian Patriotism In Yakutian Youth

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from the Russian newspaper “Military-Industrial Courier” (VPK).  The click-baity title is: Yakutia Has Followed In the Footsteps of the U.S.A. The title made me click, natch, I was going “Wha…?”  But all they … Continue reading

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Simonyan: Why I Refuse To Tie The Knot

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from a few days back. It’s interesting because it highlights some tensions in the Russian elite regarding the proper relationship of Church and State.  And also jibes very neatly with the ongoing debate … Continue reading

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Soviet Wartime Archives De-Classified – Part VI

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this piece about Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky, and his interwar top-secret dispatches back to Moscow from London. It is the job of any Ambassador to schmooze with the local elites and find out … Continue reading

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