Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

Zakharova: USA Is No Superman

Dear Readers: Russia’s feisty spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, zinged the U.S. in a speech before a pro-Russian youth group. As reported by Mikhail Tereshchenko from the TASS News Agency, Maria appeared in the Baltic coastal … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part II

“Уже давно между собою Враждуют эти племена Не раз клонилась под грозою То их, то наша сторона.” (Pushkin, “To those who slander Russia”) Dear Readers: Today finishing up this piece, on Ukrainian language policy, and the increasing backlash thereunto, on … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece, which tackles the thorny issue of Ukrainian language policy.  This is the story of mostly ordinary people who are fed up and fighting back against attempts to force them to speak Ukrainian in … Continue reading

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Slovakia To Ukraine: Shut Up And Mind Your Own Business!

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in PolitNavigator, reporter is Olga Kozachenko.  The lede:  A delegation of parliamentarians and business leaders from Slovakia is planning an official visit to Crimea.  This fact angered the Ukrainian Ambassador to Slovakia who thereupon … Continue reading

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Whence the Stalin-Tito Quarrel? – Part VI

“I must really say that he is a veteran Communist, this Herr Josip Broz, a consistent man. Unfortunately he is our enemy. He really has earned his title of Marshal. When we catch him we shall do him in at … Continue reading

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Whence the Stalin-Tito Quarrel? – Part V

“Our sacrifices are terrible. I can safely say that there is no other part of the world which has been devastated on a vaster scale than Yugoslavia. Every tenth Yugoslav has perished in this struggle in which we were forced … Continue reading

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Whence the Stalin-Tito Quarrel? – Part IV

“Magis quam prima, quam secunda in me Romae villa.” (“Poor as this village is, I would rather be first here than second in Rome.”) (Julius Caesar) – Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this historical piece by Evgeny Krutikov. Where … Continue reading

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