Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

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

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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

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Ukraine War Day #178: Textbook Karma

Dear Readers: Those of us who have been following this conflict since the beginning (and I mean 2014), remember those famous words of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko when he launched his “Anti-Terrorist Operation” against the Donbass Separatists. Poroshenko taunted the … Continue reading

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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

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Ukraine War Day #159: Russian-African Friendship

Dear Readers: Returning to the African theme, as promised. I have this piece by analyst Gevorg Mirzayan, who is a Dean (Docent?) at the Financial University. Like much of the current Russian bourgeois intelligentsia, Mirzayan is mostly conservative in his … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #157: Africa Supports Russia

Dear Readers: Although Ukrainian President Zelenskys like to claim that “The world is with us!” we see that such claims are not entirely true. Most of the world, what used to be called “The Third World” is not with Zelensky … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #156: Turkish Football Fans Cheer For Putin

Dear Readers: This from the Wide World of Sports. Readers may have already seen video of the Turkish football (=soccer) stadium erupting in chants of “Vladimir Putin! Vladimir Putin!” That in response to a Ukrainian goal. Or rather, not so … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #153: Wither [concluded]

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this piece by reporter Gevorg Mirzayan. Where we left off: We were discussing the rather startling number, much bigger than I would have imagined, of Russian Jews emigrating to Israel: Almost 7,000 in … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #152: Wither [continued]

Dear Readers: After some windings and detours, continuing to work through this story by reporter Gevorg Mirzayan. The topic: a change (for the worse) in Russo-Israeli relations. Partly sparked by fallback from the Ukraine war and a change in Israeli … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #151: Wither Russian-Israel Relations?

Dear Readers: No, that’s not a typo in the headline, I deliberately spelled “whither” as “wither,” it’s a clever joke, you’ll see.. Okay, another casualty of the war in Ukraine is the “drying up” or “withering” of Russo-Israeli relations. In … Continue reading

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