Category Archives: Russian imperialism

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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RUSSIAN THOUGHTS ON STRATEGY


Here’s an interesting insight about Russia and the recent antiballistic “missile crisis” by Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech ex-Foreign Minister, from a May 22, 2009 article called Russia still thinks that it can tell us what we can and can’t do. … Continue reading

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