Tag Archives: Grigory Potemkin

Ukraine War Day #22

Dear Readers: Yesterday I saw this very interesting videoblog by Yury Podolyaka, Ukrainian pundit and battlefield expert who is emerging as one of the most popular pro-Russian analysts of this war. Yury has been doing this since 2014, he is … Continue reading

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Scandal In Crimea: An Actual Potemkin Village? – Part I

Dear Readers, Folks even marginally familiar with Russian history might have heard the expression “Potemkin Village”.  It basically means a series of fake facades, like those fake storefronts on the set of a Hollywood Western. The term is named after … Continue reading

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