Category Archives: Russia

THE OBAMIZATION OF EASTERN EUROPE?


Back in 2008, I had penned the rant that I reproduce below. But I was too modest in my scope then, restricting myself as I did to Eastern Europe. The world is getting obamized, as Victor Davis Hanson ably demonstrates … Continue reading

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VLADIMIR THE VORACIOUS


The Czech news site iDNES reported yesterday that Vladimir Putin just signed a decree that will streamline and fast-track the process whereby members of Russian minorities who now find themselves outside Russia proper can gain Russian citizenship.  The decree is … Continue reading

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THE POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER RUSSIAN EXPANSION


Some interesting news from Russia, courtesy of the Czech news organizations iDNES and ČTK. Apparently, Putin is searching for a legal basis for his move against the Ukraine and, very likely, for future aggressions. So it seems to me, anyway. … Continue reading

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A SOMBER WARNING TO CRIMEAN SEPARATISTS


You remember South Ossetia, right?  The place, previously part of Gruzia (i.e. Georgia in the Caucasus) that allegedly wanted to be “independent” and which achieved this blessed state in 2008 with help from Russian troops? Well, independence under Russian auspices … Continue reading

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THE DON COSSACKS RIDE AGAIN


The Don Cossacks, those fearless riders who had protected Mother Russia and fought so many of her battles since the 1600s, are on the move again. This time, however, their intentions are peaceful.  They will participate in celebrations of  the … Continue reading

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PUTIN GETS A PEACE PRIZE


Vladimir Putin is this year’s winner of the Confucius Peace Prize… (h/t Týden) The People’s Republic of China (PRC) had, in 2010, established the Confucius as a counterweight to the Nobel Peace Prize. The reasoning was that awards of the … Continue reading

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PUTIN AND HIS GANG RUNNING SCARED


The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reports (h/t Týden) that Russian experts have presented the Russian government with a proposal to recognize and rehabilitate victims of the Katyn massacre. The massacre takes its name from the small Russian village of Katyn … Continue reading

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CROCODILE INVASION OF EUROPE


The Czech online newsmag Týden reports the appearance of a dangerous new drug in Germany (h/t Die Welt). The mixture, called Krokodyl (crocodile), is intended as a substitute for heroin. The new drug contains codein, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid … Continue reading

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DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – A RUSSIAN VESSEL


From the Czech online news site iDNES… No, no one was drinking aboard the Delta III ballistic missile submarine (a.k.a. SSBN, a.k.a. boomer) Svyatoy Georgi Pobedonosec (Saint George the Victorious).  At least I hope so.  But that wasn’t the case … Continue reading

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NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT BEING ELIMINATED…WHILE ELIMINATING


You gotta hand it to the Russians – they know how to protect their own people. Here’s what Peter Schweizer at Big Peace says about a new development in Moscow: In Moscow officials are looking to deploy public toilets that … Continue reading

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