Category Archives: Economics

Ukraine War Day #200: Russia Fights Back + No Electrons For You

Dear Readers: While we are recovering from our traumas of the last couple days and engaging in emotional healing, I have two quick stories for today; Zelensky Promises Stuff That He Doesn’t Have This story is reported by Anton Antonov. … Continue reading

Posted in Cat Fighting, Economics, Military and War | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

Ukraine War Day #197: Freeze, Freeze, Tail of the Wolf!

Dear Readers: Russian President Vladimir Putin is famous for his verbal barbs. Many of his “winged sayings” are based on familiar Russian proverbs, or are quotes from Russian literature. Putin’s usual purpose is to dish an insult in an Aesopian … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity Gossip, Economics, Military and War, Russian Literature | 20 Comments

Ukraine War Day #196: Berdyansk

Dear Readers: Today I have this sort of travelogue piece from KP, the reporter is Oleg Adamovich. Oleg writes that he never visited the Donbass region before, so this was a treat for him. Especially since the city of Berdyansk … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Friendship of Peoples, Military and War | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Ukraine War Day #187: Friends With Benefits

Dear Readers: Two quick stories today, both from August 27. #1: I saw this piece by reporter Maria Pavlova. Vladimir Rogov, who serves on the Main Soviet of the Military-Civilian Administration of the Zaporozhie Oblast, reports that “a majority of” … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Friendship of Peoples, Human Dignity, Military and War | Tagged | 7 Comments

Ukraine War Day #186: Il Padrone

FIGARO: Se a caso Madama FIGARO: If perchance Madame la notte ti chiama, should call you at night, dindin, in due passi ding ding: in two steps da quella puoi gir. from here you’d be there. Vien poi l’occasione And … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Military and War | Tagged , , | 63 Comments

Ukraine War Day #176: Using Thirst As A Weapon Of War [concluded]

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this piece. Yesterday we saw how the residents of Donetsk share the news with each other, when a water truck is due in their neighborhood. On certain days they can get “technical water” … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Military and War | Tagged | 17 Comments

Ukraine War Day #169: Ukraine For Sale!

“Может быть, тебе дать еще ключ от квартиры, где деньги лежат?” (Ostap Bender) (“Should I also give you the keys to the flat where the money is kept?”) – Ilf/Petrov, Twelve Chairs Dear Readers: It is more exciting to write … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged | 26 Comments

Ukraine War Day #167: Taking It Into The Toilet

Dear Readers Today’s story literally drags us down into the gutter… and then some… I have this piece by reporter Stanislav Leshchenko. The backstory is this, and this is a fact: The people in Ukraine have been told by their … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Medicine and Health, Military and War | Tagged | 24 Comments

Ukraine War Day #162: Putin And The Golden Billion

Dear Readers: As promised, I am returning to the Russia/Third World theme with a review of this piece from July 21, 2022. The reporter is Petr Akopov. Putin’s musings have gotten a lot of coverage and I’m sure his words … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Military and War | 23 Comments

Ukraine War Day #160: Russian-African Friendship [continued]

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by political analyst Gevorg Mirzayan. Where we left off: We saw that the USSR had done many positive things for the African continent, and that many Africans still remember fondly, having long … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Friendship of Peoples, Military and War | Tagged , | 4 Comments