Category Archives: Military and War

Prognosis For 2022: Cautiously Pessimistic – Part III

Dear Readers: Concluding my review of this insightful piece by reporter Dmitry Bavyrin. Which has helped to fuel my own cautiously pessimistic prognosis for the future of a world on the brink of war. What we are doing here, is … Continue reading

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Prognosis For 2022: Cautiously Pessimistic – Part II

«Терпи казак — атаманом будешь» [“Be patient, Cossack, you will become the Ataman” — Russian proverb] Dear Readers: Continuing with this piece by reporter Dmitry Bavyrin. As I mentioned, Bavyrin’s analysis of the “Ukrainian National Mentality” feeds into my pessimistic … Continue reading

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Prognosis For 2022: Cautiously Pessimistic – Part I

Dear Readers: So, it’s January 1 2022 and the world finds itself not just in the grips of a Plague, but also on the brink of a major war. Happy New Year! Why is war looking increasingly inevitable? Short answer, … Continue reading

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Shoigu’s Warning May HaveAverted Chemical Attack

Dear Readers: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu may have (hopefully) averted a possible chemical attack on certain Donbass towns (namely Avdeevka and Krasny Liman) that was planned (possibly) for this Christmas/New Year season. How did Shoigu avert this? By speaking … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Ukrainian Drones Attack Donetsk Town

Dear Readers: I saw this piece, this event happened earlier this morning (November 25) in Donetsk. The reporter is Rafael Fakhrutdinov. The town in question is called Yasinovataya, which is located in the center of the Donetsk Peoples Republic. Founded … Continue reading

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Was Stalin A Good War Chief? – Part V

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of Diunov’s piece. Where we left off, before a little sidebar about the unfortunate General Pavlov, Diunov was ripping into Stalin for being basically AWOL and having a nervous breakdown during the first couple … Continue reading

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Was Stalin A Good War Chief? – Part IV

Dear Readers: Before continuing with my review of Diunov’s piece, I want to take a quick sidebar to skim through the biography of General Pavlov, the officer who was blamed for the Soviet Union’s initial defeats in the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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Was Stalin A Good War Chief? – Part III

Корейки не было. Вместо него на великого комбинатора смотрела потрясающая харя со стеклянными водолазными очами и резиновым хоботом, в конце которого болтался жестяной цилиндр цвета хаки. Остап так удивился, что даже подпрыгнул. [….] — Товарищ! Вы отравлены! — Кто отравлен? — закричал Остап, … Continue reading

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Was Stalin A Good War Chief? – Part II

Marat: Vous avez chacun votre dada; vous, Danton, la Prusse; vous, Robespierre, la Vendée. Je vais préciser, moi aussi. Vous ne voyez pas le vrai péril ; le voici: les cafés et les tripots. [“You each have your own bogeyman: … Continue reading

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Was Stalin A Good War Chief? – Part I

Dear Readers: Our previous Voroshilov vs Tukhachevsky series segues seamlessly to this story, which I have been holding onto for a couple of months as possible blogpost in the “Russian History” category. Fortunately, it’s not time-sensitive, it’s a historical piece … Continue reading

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