Category Archives: Breaking News

Dmitry Khvorostovsky – The Death Of An Artist

Dear Readers: I interrupt this regularly scheduled mini-series on the Trotsky-Stalin feud of the 1930’s to bring a sad breaking-news story.  And I don’t want to make any political hay out of this private sorrow, but I have to point … Continue reading

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Breaking News – CIA Impersonates Kaspersky

Dear Readers, Today I take a temporary break from my current [Chase vs Trotsky] series — in order to bring you this BREAKING NEWS report from VZGLIAD, by reporters Marina Baltachova and Mikhail Moshkin.  Baltachova and Moshkin interviewed several cyber-security experts … Continue reading

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Irina Alksnis: On the Crisis of Russian Liberals – Part II

Hello Everyone: It is the last day of October, so I wish a Happy Halloween to my American readers.  Although, sadly, as everybody knows, Halloween has become just another commercialized orgy of consumerism, and people have forgotten the true meaning … Continue reading

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Irina Alksnis: On the Crisis of Russian Liberals – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this op-ed in VZGLIAD, by Irina Alksnis.  And, by the way, Irina adduced a brief  CV confirming my prior suspicion that she is the daughter (or possibly granddaughter) of Viktor Alksnis, one of my favorite personalities from … Continue reading

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Free Nelly Shtepa!

Dear Readers: A few days ago news came from the special isolation unit where Nelly Shtepa has been rotting for over three years.  Nelly has been subjected to what Americans called “enhanced interrogation”.  The photograph from the prison shows an … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Hero-Pilot: “I look a lot like Lavrov.” – Part III

Dear Readers, Today finishing my translation of the interview with Captain Alexander Akopov, the Hero Pilot. Akopov got a chance to tell his side of the story on the Ukrainian portal Strana.UA.  As I mentioned before, the two interlocutors are … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Hero-Pilot: “I look a lot like Lavrov.” – Part II

Dear Readers, Today continuing the saga of Ukrainian citizen Alexander Akopov, the Hero Pilot.  I decided, for the sake of fairness, it was necessary to translate Akopov’s entire interview, instead of just paraphrasing or excerpting sound bites. Recall that Captain Akopov was awarded … Continue reading

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