Category Archives: The Great Game

In Bolivia, Americans Let the Genie Out of the Bottle – Part III

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this piece by TV’s Sergei Brilev from VESTI news.  Where we left off, Brilev was busy extracting soundbites from commentator and Latin American expert Andrei Shchelchkov, of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  In … Continue reading

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In Bolivia, Americans Let the Genie Out of the Bottle – Part II

Dear Readers: Where we left off, reporter Sergei Brilev was busy imparting some interesting historical background about Bolivia.  He mentioned that, under the Presidency of Evo Morales, the 36 indigenous (native) languages of Bolivia were given equal status to the … Continue reading

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In Bolivia, Americans Let the Genie Out of the Bottle – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have another breaking-news VESTI piece, this one about the coup in Bolivia.  The reporter is Sergei Brilev, and the headline reads: The U.S. Does Not Understand What Kind of Genie They Let Out of the Bottle … Continue reading

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Juicy John Bolton Firing Conspiracy Theory!

Dear Readers: Today I have this interesting “conspiracy theory” from the Russian press, regarding President Trump’s sudden firing of his National Security Advisor, John Bolton.  The author is Ivan Danilov.  It is pretty clear to all that the walrus-moustachioed Bolton … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part IV

И ненавидите вы нас… За что ж? ответствуйте: за то ли, Что на развалинах пылающей Москвы Мы не признали наглой воли Того, под кем дрожали вы? (“You hate us.. Why?  Is it because, on the ruins of burning Moscow We … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part III

Marguerite: Mon Dieu, protégez-moi! — Mon Dieu, je vous implore! [Tombant à genoux] Anges purs! anges radieux! Portez mon âme au sein des cieux! Dieu juste, à toi je m’abandone! Dieu bon, je suis à toi! pardonne! (“Pure Angels, Radiant … Continue reading

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P.S. To Guaidó Prank – Vot is Language Requirement For Marionette?

Dear Readers: Today’s post is a P.S. to yesterday’s, inspired by commenters Nat and Jen, who expressed some surprise at Juan Guaidó’s apparent insufficiency in the English language.  Apparently, Guaidó’s English is on, more or less, the same level as … Continue reading

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