Category Archives: Human Dignity

Hamlet Of the Arbat: KP Interviews the Family – Part II

Dear Readers: Today finishing my translation of this piece from Komsomolskaya Pravda — in which the father and step-mother of young “Hamlet of the Arbat” get to tell their side of the story.  Both adults, hounded by the press and … Continue reading

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Hamlet Of the Arbat: KP Interviews the Family – Part I

Dear Readers: As promised, and continuing with our arcing theme of Early Summer plus machinations of the Deep State plus Shakespeare, I bring you more “further developments” of the Arbat Hamlet story, well, this piece is from a week ago … Continue reading

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Young Hamlet Of the Arbat – Further Developments

Dear Readers: What happened to Spring?  We just blinked, and it was gone.  As the hazy days of summer descend on us, our thoughts turn to … Shakespeare.  To Fairies and Elfs cavorting in the verdant forests.  And also to … Continue reading

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O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part III

Dear Readers: Today completing my translation of this interview with Moscow police veteran Roman Khabarov , as he and Reporter Tatiana Telpis conduct a post-mortem of the “Hamlet on the Arbat” incident which has rattled Russian society.  The key issue here:  Were the … Continue reading

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O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday, I started the translation of this interview from Komsomolskaya Pravda.  Reporter Tatiana Telpis sat down with Roman Khabarov, an 18-year veteran of the Moscow police force.  Together they watched the amateur video of the “detention” of a 9-year-old boy … Continue reading

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O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part I

Dear Readers: For my next story I have picked one that, as the Russian media puts it, “has resonance” in society.  Namely, the recent blaring headlines (May 26) about an appealing, bespectacled 9-year-old boy roughed up and detained by cops in … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part VII

Dear Readers: After some interesting discussions about the Science of Linguistics, it is time to come to a collective decision as to whether Ukrainian is an actual language (as the Ukrainian nationalists insist) or just a dialect of Russian (as the … Continue reading

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