Category Archives: Russian History

Zelensky Not Perturbed By Nazi Billboards In Kherson

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from RIA, the reporter is Vladimir Kornilov.  This happened yesterday, June 30, which is celebrated by Ukrainian Nationalists as their Independence Day.  Specifically, it is the anniversary of the “Act of Restoration of Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Russian Colonists And The Tearing Down Of Statues – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with this rather interesting piece by Russian reporters Valery Voronov and Natalia Makarova.  The lede, of course, is that certain American “activists” want to remove the statue of a man named Alexander Baranov, from its perch in … Continue reading

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How American Workers Helped Build Soviet Auto Industry – Part II

Dear Readers: Today concluding this interesting story about an African-American, Robert Robinson, who moved to the USSR in the early 1930’s, as a guest worker in the auto industry. Where we left off, Robinson has been insulted and assaulted by … Continue reading

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How American Workers Helped Build Soviet Auto Industry – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this story from AIF, by reporter/historian Georgiy Zotov.  It’s about an African-American auto factory worker who lived in the Soviet Union for 44 years, and never lost his cranky attitude towards life!  Robert Robinson’s story … Continue reading

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Today’s Geography Lesson: The Vistula Spit – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we conclude our discussion of the canal which Poland is building across the Vistula Spit.  I hope readers have found this story to be educational (for those interested in Geography) as well as informative. A Man.  A … Continue reading

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Today’s Geography Lesson: The Vistula Spit – Part II

Dear Readers: Now that we are familiar with the geography involved, it is time to look at the geopolitical implications of the canal that the Polish government is building.  The reporter is Ivan Apuleev. Poland has just completed the first … Continue reading

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Today’s Geography Lesson: The Vistula Spit – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in Gazeta.Ru, it’s about Poland building a canal “without the permission” of the Russian Federation, nor that of the EU, for that matter.  The reporter is Ivan Apuleev. Geography not being my strong suit, … Continue reading

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There Has Always Been a Ukraine – Part VI

Dear Readers: Okay, back to my usual “beat” with this conclusion to the Ukrainian mythology piece.  As you recall, before being so rudely interrupted, we saw that various Ukrainian writers have attempted, over the years and even decades, to build … Continue reading

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There Has Always Been a Ukraine – Part V

Dear Readers: Today continuing my review of this piece by reporter Anton Lisitsyn.  I’m almost done – I promise!  I have taken a few side roads along the way, because I don’t feel it’s right to simply mock somebody’s assertions … Continue reading

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There Has Always Been a Ukraine – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today continuing my review of this piece by reporter Anton Lisitsyn.  We saw that writer Sergei Plachinda was the source of several myths about the “ancient Ukrainians”, to whom  he assigned both historical longevity and many outstanding feats.  … Continue reading

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