Category Archives: True Crime

Amber Mafia Wars In The Ukraine – Part II

Dear Readers: Today polishing off our “True Crime” story of the Amber Mafia Wars in Western Ukraine.  Most of this illegal amber mining and these shoot-em-ups take place in the province (=Oblast) of Rivne. Rivne (Russian “Rovno”, Polish Równe) is … Continue reading

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Amber Mafia Wars In The Ukraine – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have a “True Crime” story for you.  For several months now, I have been following, in the press, some stuff going on in the Ukraine which falls under the rubric “Amber Mafia Wars”.   For example, here are … 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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Breaking News: Subway Terrorist Act in Petersburg, Russia

Dear Readers: Just a brief story about the terrorist act in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This outrageous act, which occurred yesterday, was directed at ordinary people riding the subway.  Basically, one or more terrorists planted one or more bombs, in the metro (subway) … Continue reading

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Babi Yar Acquires Jew-Hating Heroine

Dear Readers: My starting point for today’s post is this short piece from PolitNavigator, penned by Semen Doroshenko in Kiev.  The headline: Klichko Unveiled in Babi Yar a Statue to the Nationalist Poet Who Worked for the Germans During the … Continue reading

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