Category Archives: Breaking News

Mass Grave Discovered In Novgorod From WWII Times

Dear Readers: There is a scene in Sergei Eisenstein’s great art film Ivan the Terrible, where the Russian troops are preparing for the battle of Kazan.  As the soldiers march onto the battlefield, each takes a small coin from a … Continue reading

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Donbass Residents Get In Line For Russian Passports

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by reporter Andrei Rezchikov.  Yesterday (Friday, May 3) offices opened for the new “simplified passport procedure”, whereby Donbass residents are eligible to apply for Russian citizenship.  In Donetsk, when the Migration Office on … Continue reading

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Russia’s Own Balloon Girl – All is well…

Dear Readers: Today I have a human interest story from the Russian Crimea.  I hasten to add:  Everybody is okay, nobody got hurt.  When I saw the headline: In the Crimea a child almost got carried away in a balloon … 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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Lutsenko, From Under The Bus, Refutes Russian Collusion

Today I have this delightfully gossipy piece by reporters Liudmila Surkova and Oxana Borisova. Never dropping the lede:  Ukrainian Prosecutor Yury Lutsenko just, willy-nilly, refuted the entire Democratic Party talking point about so-called “Russian collusion” in the American Presidential election … Continue reading

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