Category Archives: Russian History

Balto-Slavic Catfight: Linkevičius vs Udaltsov – Part II

Dear Readers: And now that we have set up the premise, today we really get down and dirty into this Combat Royale between the husky Balt, Linas Antanas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania  — vs. his pugnacious opponent, the Russian … Continue reading

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Balto-Slavic Catfight: Linkevičius vs Udaltsov – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I bring you a juicy diplomatic catfight between the representatives of two neighboring nations:  Lithuania vs Russia. In this corner:  The husky Balt, Linas Antanas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the great nation of Lithuania.  Aside … Continue reading

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Tatiana Herashcenko: Remember May 9, You Nazis! – Part III

Today finishing off Tatiana Herashchenko’s story, in her own words, of how she and her friends celebrated Victory Day (May 9) in Odessa.  Victory Day celebrates the day when Nazi Germany formally capitulated to the Soviet Union and its allies. … Continue reading

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Tatiana Herashcenko: Remember May 9, You Nazis! – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to translate this informal op-ed by Odessa journalist Tatiana Herashchenko.  Where we left off, Tatiana and her friends were preparing to defy the police and Ukrainian Nationalists to attend the Victory Day commemoration in Odessa on May … Continue reading

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Tatiana Herashcenko: Remember May 9, You Nazis! – Part I

Dear Readers: As promised, I have this piece for you, which is an op-ed by a reporter named Tatiana Herashchenko (Russian spelling:  Gerashchenko), who lives in Odessa, Ukraine.  Tanya wrote about her experiences this past Victory Day (May 9) which … Continue reading

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Aftermath of Victory Day: Ukrainian Nationalists Are Losing The Narrative

Dear Readers: Two days after Victory Day, an ever-increasing volume of anecdotal evidence flows in, showing how Ukrainian nationalists are losing whatever ideological grip they used to  have.   On a nation which was built by Lenin and Stalin (roughly speaking), … Continue reading

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Russian Archaeological Find: Money Hidden In Chess Piece From Ivan The Terrible Era

Dear Readers: The headline pretty much tells the story.  I debated with myself, whether to craft more sensationalistic headline such as “Ivan the Awesome’s Secret Coin Collection!” Anyhow, this valuable archaeologist artifact was discovered during street renovations which started up … Continue reading

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