Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

Ukraine War Day #339: On Mystical Birds And The Carpathian Problem, Part II

Dear Readers: Here is my translation of Part 2 of that Rybar story. Where we left off: We saw that a Ukrainian Nationalist by the name of Viktor Baloga has built a criminal empire around the Hungarian city of Mukachevo … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #338: On Mystical Birds And The Carpathian Problem, Part I.

Dear Readers: Just for a couple of days we are going to move from the Donbass front over to the other side of Ukraine, namely to the magical Carpathian Mountains in the West. The people who have dwelled in those … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #327: A Virus With A Face

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #311: Happy New Year To Some, But Not To All

The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? (Yeats, of … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #302: Down With Carp!

Dear Readers, In post-war Soviet times there was such a horror about war, slogans such as “Down With War” were common and encouraged. The Soviet government funded massive international “peace movements”; world youth were urged to “Struggle for peace!” (which … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #297: How Ukrainians Cut Themselves Off From Science

Dear Readers I saw this story by reporter Vasily Stoyakin. The headline reads: Hatred For The Russian Language Deprives Ukraine Of Science And Technology Scientists and other specialists living in the Ukraine are facing a crisis that will affect their … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #291: Will Poland Take Lvov?

Dear Readers: There has been a lot of idle chatter about Poland slicing up Western Ukraine for its own needs. I tend to take it all with a pound of salt, assuming this is mostly trolling designed to scare the … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #282: Pope Says Racist Sh*t [concluded]

Dear Readers: Отец: Где был ты? Father: Where have you been? Сын: Около станиц Кубани, близ лесных границ. Son: Near the Kuban settlements, close to the forest. Отец: Кого ты видел? Father: Did you see anyone? Сын: Супостата. Son: I … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #281: Pope Says Racist Sh*t [continued]

Dear Readers: We saw yesterday that the Infallible Pope is a rather dreadful person who said some inexcusable things about Russian Buryats and Chechens. Basically accusing them of being cruel by their very nature (as non-Russians, i.e., non-Slavs, i.e., non-white … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #269: Happy Artillery Day! + Poetry Slam

Dear Readers: Today, November 19, is celebrated in Russia as Artillery Day. More formally, Day of Rocket Troops and Artillery. This holiday was first initiated, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, in 1944. The day was picked … Continue reading

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