Category Archives: Celebrity Gossip

Boycott Bing Bang!

Dear Sir: The Russian people are devastated by your cavalier expressions of contempt for them.  If you want to hate Trump, that is your right as a red-blooded American.  But please leave foreign affairs to more seasoned diplomats.  And please … Continue reading

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Yatsenyuk alibi for Chechnya?

Dear Readers: A couple of years ago, when I was still a fledgling blogger, one of my earliest posts was this story about then-Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, who was alleged to have been fighting against Russia in Chechnya in … Continue reading

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Nelly Is (Partially) Free!

Dear Readers, Just a quickie today, but a good one!  A couple of weeks ago, I did a post calling for the release of Ukrainian political prisoner Nelly Shtepa.  Today I saw this piece in PolitNavigator.  I am happy to … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding my translation of this interview with Moscow municipal candidate Samson Sholademi.  Sholademi is running for office on the Communist Party ticket. Where we left off, the reporter, Olesya Beloborodova, had asked Samson if he still considers … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part III

Dear Readers: Today continuing my translation of this interview with Moscow municipal candidate Samson Sholademi.  Samson has explained his interesting family background, with a Russian mother and a Nigerian father.  Americans would tend to peg him, somewhat crudely, as “bi-racial”, … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my translation of this interview with Moscow municipal candidate Samson Sholademi.  Samson was born in Moscow, of half-Nigerian ethnic roots.  He is well known as a blogger, and is currently running for office, to represent his district, … Continue reading

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Interview With Moscow Political Candidate Samson Sholademi – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this interview for you, again from VZGLIAD magazine.  The writer is Olesya Beloborodova.  She interviews a Russian blogger named Samson Sholademi, who has announced his candidacy for the upcoming municipal elections.  Samson incited controversy right … Continue reading

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