Category Archives: Economics

Gutseriev Family Buys SberBank Ukrainian Filial

Dear Readers: You may, or may not, have been aware of the situation around SberBank in the Ukraine.  SberBank, which is short for “Savings Bank” is a Russian state-owned bank which has very high ratings and a good reputation.  According … Continue reading

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Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part III

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” (I Corinthians 13:11) Finishing reading this essay by Nikita Volchenko, … Continue reading

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Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to read this piece in VZGLIAD, written by Nikita Volchenko.  We are discussing the strange phenomenon of “hobbyist military technology”, as popularized by Ukrainian nationalists.  One recalls these nationalist volunteers on the Maidan of 2013-2014 wielding improvised weapons … Continue reading

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Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this very interesting piece in VZGLIAD, written by Nikita Volchenko.  One of the (perhaps unintended) consequences of the Maidan putsch of 2014 was the explosive growth of military hobby-ism and amateur creativity among Ukrainian volunteers.  Even … Continue reading

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Russian Tatar Banks In Danger Of Domino Effect

Dear Readers, I saw this piece this morning in VZGLIAD.  Reporter Anton Nikitin writes about a defaulting bank called TatFondBank.  Russian analysts are worried that repercussions of Tat’s bankruptcy could spread to other banks, if measures are not taken to … Continue reading

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Russia Will Teach Donbass To Sing – With Coke! – Part II

Dear Readers: Today finishing our work-through of this piece in VZGLIAD by reporter Andrei Rezchikov.   Donetsk political pundit Roman Manekin predicted to VZGLIAD that the main coal-burning industrial enterprises of the Separatist enclave Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) are on the verge of … Continue reading

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Russia Will Teach Donbass To Sing – With Coke! – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in VZGLIAD by reporter Andrei Rezchikov.  The gist is that factories in Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) and Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR) were about to go under, for lack of coal.  These factories consume a … Continue reading

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