Category Archives: Russian History

Ukraine War Day #192: Back To School!

Dear Readers: In all the excitement of the Zaporozhie commando raid, we almost forgot that September 1 was the start of the school year, as is the tradition in Russian countries. That was Thursday, two days ago. I had even … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #163: Putin And The Golden Billion [concluded]

Dear Readers: Over the weekend I hope to be “reporting” some very exciting news about the Allied break-through on the Donbass Front. We may also meet some new friends, such as Snow White, Thumbelina, and other important fictional characters. Please … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #142: Poland To The Rescue!

Dear Readers: Generalissimo Zelensky has a dilemma: On the one hand, he has ordered his army to retake the South (meaning Kherson and Zaporozhie) back from the Russians. On the other hand, he has far too many troops tied up … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #134: Mazepa’s Whiskers

Орлик: Сраженья Orlik: The battle hasn’t started yet. Дождемся. Время не ушло There is still time Еще поправить можно зло. Perhaps to fix this. Разбитый нами, нет сомненья, Broken by us, without a doubt Царь не отвергнет примиренья. The Tsar … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #133: Zelensky The New Mazepa

Dear Readers: Pushkin wrote so many terrific works, it would be hard to name a favorite. But — gun to head — I would have to admit that mine is the epic poem Poltava. Of which here is one of … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #132: Who’s Who In The New Kherson Government!

Dear Readers: To add some humor to this rather dry piece, I quote a comment I saw on one of the pro-Russian blogs: “Looks like Ukraine is getting skinnier, as Russia gets fatter.” Well, that’s one way to put it! … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #116: Can Ukes Take Out Kerch Bridge? [continued]

Dear Readers: Continuing my post based on a review of this piece. We saw that the Ukrainian side makes no bones about its intention to destroy the Kerch Bridge, at the very first opportunity, as soon as even one person … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #115: Can Ukes Take Out Kerch Bridge?

Dear Readers: If you are like me, then you are a worrier. (So, I hope, for your sake, you are not like me.) One of the (many) things I worry about, is the Kerch Bridge. Also known as the Crimea … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #112: About Those Ukrainian Punitive Squads

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by reporter (and historian) Nikolai Storozhenko. It’s interesting, because it goes beyond the current news and gets into some history of the Stalin period and the Great Patriotic War. The title is: The … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #110: The Vikings Are Coming! [conclusion]

Dear Readers: Today concluding this story about the new upper management cadres arriving, carrying their suitcases and carpetbags [little joke there, although Russian tourists are very much known precisely to carry big floppy carpetbag type luggage!] to Donetsk and Luhansk. … Continue reading

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