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International Ballet Competition in Moscow – Warning Signs – Part II

Dear Readers: Working through this piece, from Lenta.Ru, about the International Competition of Ballet and Choreography, which just completed its 13th occurrence.  Author Anna Gordeeva writes with a negative tone about the decline of Russian ballet, and about the competition … Continue reading

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International Ballet Competition in Moscow – Warning Signs – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece for you, from Lenta.Ru, about the International Competition of Ballet and Choreography.  The contest is held every 4 years at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and Number XIII just completed a couple of … Continue reading

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Death of ISIS Leader – a Stroke of Luck for the Syrian Army? – Part III

Dear Readers, Today we finish working through this piece by Evgeny Krutikov, analyzing the life and puported liquidation of ISIS leader Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi.  (Whom I will henceforth abbreviate as ABAB not to be funny, but just for convenience.) Where we left … Continue reading

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Death of ISIS Leader – a Stroke of Luck for the Syrian Army? – Part II

Dear Readers, Continuing to work through this new piece by Evgeny Krutikov, analyzing the life and puported death of ISIS leader Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi.  (Whom I will henceforth abbreviate as ABAB for convenience.)  Where we left off, Krutikov made a very … Continue reading

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Death of ISIS Leader – a Stroke of Luck for the Syrian Army? – Part I

Dear Readers, Continuing with the Syrian arc, I have a new piece by Evgeny Krutikov, analyzing the life and (presumably) death of ISIS leader Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi.  (Which I will henceforth abbreviate as ABAB for convenience.) Krutikov begins with the lede … Continue reading

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Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part III

Dear Readers: Today finishing this piece from VZGLIAD, by military/intelligence reporter Evgeny Krutikov.  Where we left off yesterday, Krutikov was analyzing the actions and motivations of the Kurdish militias.  Who seem to be, at this point, the only real ground … Continue reading

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Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece from VZGLIAD, by military/intelligence reporter Evgeny Krutikov. Here I am doing just straight translation/summary.  Where we left off, Krutikov was discussing the Kurdish situation, how the Syrian government is prepared to offer the … Continue reading

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