Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish summarizing the PolitNavigator entries by sociologist Elena Ostrayakova, focusing on these two pieces, this one  and this one. Previously we talked about the history of the troubled relationship between Slavs and Tatars.  We talked about … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part II

Dear Readers: After a quick summary of the complicated history of Russian-Tatar relations, it is time to delve into the related posts by sociologist Elena Ostryakova, from Moscow.  The four links are this, this, this, and this. As I mentioned … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part I

Dear Readers: Today’s post pulls from four related posts in PolitNavigator, all of them written by sociologist Elena Ostryakova, from Moscow.  The four links are this, this, this, and this. Ostryakova’s research concerns Crimean Tatars and how well they are … Continue reading

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American Army Revives Hitlerite Coalition Against Russia – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we finish this piece by reporters Marina Baltacheva and Mikhail Moshkin.  The thrust of much of the commentary was a lamenting for olden times, when the United States and Soviet Russia were allies against Nazi Germany. In … Continue reading

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American Army Revives Hitlerite Coalition Against Russia – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we continue working through this piece in VZGLIAD  by co-authors Marina Baltacheva and Mikhail Moshkin. The theme of today’s segment is “The Futility of Crying”.  Crying about a lost past; about a lost “friendship” which never actually … Continue reading

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American Army Revives Hitlerite Coalition Against Russia – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing this piece in VZGLIAD  from a couple of days ago, the co-authors being Marina Baltacheva and Mikhail Moshkin. Recall that Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova is harshly critical of the participation of American soldiers in the recent Polish torchlight … Continue reading

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American Army Revives Hitlerite Coalition Against Russia – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in VZGLIAD  a couple of days ago, the co-authors are Marina Baltacheva and Mikhail Moshkin. The Russian Foreign Ministry launched a complaint about the participation of American soldiers in various ultra-nationalist marches and demonstrations in … Continue reading

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