Category Archives: The Great Game

In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish summarizing the PolitNavigator entries by sociologist Elena Ostrayakova, focusing on these two pieces, this one  and this one. Previously we talked about the history of the troubled relationship between Slavs and Tatars.  We talked about … Continue reading

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Declassified CIA Documents Show American Support for Ukrainian Terrorists

Dear Readers: This piece is from a week ago, January 24, but it somehow slipped past me.  But that matters little – the theme is timeless.  Well, actually there is a timeline.  On January 18 the CIA published online nearly … Continue reading

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Olena Zerkal: Good Egg or Bad Egg?

Dear Readers, Today I have this piece from VZGLIAD, penned by political analyst Irina Alksnis. “The Ukrainian elites are in mourning, and in a state of alarm,” Irina begins her lede.  “The moment that Donald Trump stepped into the White … Continue reading

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Margarita Simonyan Responds to Clapper’s Accusations

Dear Readers: American news and blogosphere are teeming with the story about out-going Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, and his lurid accusations against the Russian newsite RT.  Clapper was put into his office by President Obama in 2010.  … Continue reading

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Desperate Refugees Flee from Syria to Kosovo – Sort Of

I saw this worrisome piece in VZGLIAD this morning.  The headline reads: Media have learned about the arrival in Kosovo of up to 400 ISIS militants led by an ex-NATO soldier. The recent military defeats of Islamic State (ISIS) “militants” … Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Urges War, Rubs Hands In Expectation Of Profit

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in PolitNavigator.  The reporter is Mikhail Ryabov from Donetsk.  It is just a small sensationalistic piece containing little more than a short but very interesting video.  Please try to ignore the stereotypical cartoon of the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Lays Eggs At UN – Israel Upset

Dear Readers: I saw this op-ed in VZGLIAD written by reporter Andrei Grafov.  It is a current story about the wheelings and dealings in the UN, and indicates how the Ukrainian government simply has no clue what it is doing … Continue reading

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